Administration of Justice

Division: Technology and Engineering

Kelly Robertson
Kevin Sampson

AJ 059AF  Basic Police Academy, Extended Format I 26 Units

Prerequisite(s): AJ 094 F with a grade of Pass or pre-service status with a law enforcement agency. No felony convictions. Valid California Driver's License.

No felony convictions. A valid California driver's license is required. 450 hours lecture and 108 hours lab per term. This is the first semester of a course that meets all the requirements set forth by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. A course study of statutory and case law relating to arrests, searches, seizures, related legal provisions governing the performance of peace officers, and Spanish for law enforcement. This includes the decision making process and moral and legal aspects of the use of force in making arrests. A study of the most modern firearm safety principles, capabilities and techniques of today's weapons and public and organizational policies involving the use of deadly force, in addition to other updated facets of a peace officer's functions. The academy stresses community oriented policing as a value system, a philosophy or management style that permits equal partnerships between the community and law enforcement to address crime and the fear of crime. Additionally, group discussions are held to increase the student's knowledge of Orange County demographics, the diversity of communities and other aspects of community policing.

AJ 059BF  Basic Police Academy, Extended Format II 26 Units

Prerequisite(s): AJ 059AF with a grade of "C" or better.

450 hours lecture and 108 hours lab per term. This is the second semester of a course that meets all the requirements set forth by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. A course study of statutory and case law relating to arrests, searches, seizures, related legal provisions governing the performance of peace officers, and Spanish for law enforcement. This includes the decision making process and moral and legal aspects of the use of force in making arrests. A study of the most modern firearm safety principles, capabilities and techniques of today's weapons and public and organizational policies involving the use of deadly force, in addition to other updated facets of a peace officer's functions. The academy stresses community oriented policing as a value system, a philosophy or management style that permits equal partnerships between the community and law enforcement to address crime and the fear of crime. There is instruction to enhance the student's perception of law enforcement from a citizen's perspective. Additionally, group discussions are held to increase the student's knowledge of Orange County demographics, the diversity of communities and other aspects of community policing.

AJ 068 F Parolee Contacts 1.5 Units

Pass/No Pass option only. 27 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to improve the understanding of state prison parolees. This course covers a basic understanding of the California prison system, typical parolee behavior, communicating with parolees and understanding conditions of parole. It also emphasizes teaching the cognitive skills needed in law enforcement, including proper field interrogation. Investigative recourses within the Department of Corrections are discussed, as well as controlled interviews.

AJ 069 F  Health and Safety 11550 - Drug Influence 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to improve the police officer's ability to recognize the objective symptoms of drug intoxication, with emphasis placed on the proper application of California Health and Safety Code 11550. The course covers how the peace officer can develop techniques to better identify signs of specific drug ingestion, use proper drug testing methods and write effective reports to aid in successful prosecution.

AJ 070 F Emergency Management 1.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 27 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to introduce important tactical concepts when planning for natural and technological disasters and other critical incidents that require law enforcement response. It focuses on basic emergency management principles, including disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. Emphasis is placed on the use of the Standardized Emergency Management (SEMS) and Law Enforcement Incident Command (ICS) Systems.

AJ 071 F Preventing Racial Profiling 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to familiarize students with the conceptual and legal issues surrounding the unlawful practice of racial profiling. It examines critical cultural, legal and societal factors that ultimately lead to racial profiling as a discriminatory practice. The course emphasizes the need for the student to develop an understanding and respect for racial and cultural differences, and non-combative methods of carrying out law enforcement duties in a racially and culturally diverse environment.

AJ 072 F  Investigating Domestic Terrorism 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass only. 18 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to give the student essential background information about domestic terrorism and demonstrate how law enforcement personnel can properly investigate terrorist crimes. An analysis of the historical, legal and political perspective of terrorist activity as well as assessing philosophical and psychological typologies of terrorists. The curriculum emphasizes how law enforcement can develop investigative and intelligence capabilities to counter terrorist activity as a part of American national security policy. (Non-Degree Credit)

AJ 075 F Cultural Diversity 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass only. 18 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to give students a perspective of public safety professionals and their relationship to major cultural, racial, and ethnic groups including persons with disabilities as well as gays and lesbians. This course will also examine law enforcement personnel issues that deal with gender, sexual harassment, diversity, affirmative action, and other contemporary challenges.

AJ 077 F Organized Crime 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass only. 18 hours lecture per term. This course will analyze the effects of International Organized Crime Groups in the United States and the American law enforcement effort to combat those criminal organizations.

AJ 078 F Multi-Agency Task Forces 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course will analyze the needs, benefits, and procedures in the establishment of federal, state, and local task forces. Emphasis will be placed on working together in a multi-agency environment and achieving desired outcomes.

AJ 079 F  Law Enforcement Career Preparation 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course will assist the student in identifying and utilizing effective performance strategies toward entry-level law enforcement employment examinations. Emphasis is placed on specific civil service testing procedures, including written exams, physical agility tests, oral board interviews, and the background investigation process.

AJ 080 F  Lifetime Fitness for Law Enforcement 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to introduce important wellness concepts to law enforcement personnel. Through the use of lecture, group discussion and practical demonstration, this course discusses how those in law enforcement can develop and maintain successful fitness habits and minimize job related stress. The course design emphasizes proper fitness assessment, effective anaerobic/aerobic fitness principles, the prevention of physical disablers through stress reduction, current nutrition guidelines and proper fitness program design. Intended to meet the basic requirements of Penal Code 13510 in raising the level of competence of California law enforcement officers.

AJ 084 F Domestic Violence 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course will demonstrate to the student that the intent of the Legislature in domestic violence cases is to stress enforcement of the laws to protect the victim and communicate the attitude that violent behavior is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated. The investigative process, arrest, court protective orders and victim assistance will be stressed.

AJ 085 F Police Vehicle Pursuits 2 Units

36 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of police pursuits in California and the nation. Specific emphasis on California laws, both criminal and civil, affecting public agencies and violators involved in police pursuits. An analysis of officer and violator behavioral patterns both during and after police pursuits. This class will establish a better understanding of the dynamics and contemporary issues associated with high speed police chases. (Non-Degree Credit)

AJ 089 F  Child Abuse and Child Pornography 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course will prepare the student to identify, arrest and investigate child abuse and child pornography crimes.

AJ 091 F  Law Enforcement Instructor Development 2 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 36 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to assist both current and future law enforcement instructors to maximize their instructional skills and improve the learning process. The course will introduce law enforcement instructors to current adult learning techniques and developing instructional technology. The instructors will be required to participate in both group and individual activities designed to enhance instructional skills. (Intended to meet the basic requirements of Penal Code 13510 in raising the level of competence of California law enforcement officers.) 36 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of police pursuits in California and the nation. Specific emphasis on California laws, both criminal and civil, affecting public agencies and violators involved in police pursuits. An analysis of officer and violator behavioral patterns both during and after police pursuits. This class will establish a better understanding of the dynamics and contemporary issues associated with high speed police chases. (Non-Degree Credit)

AJ 092 F Crime Scene Investigation 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass only. 13.5 hours lecture and 13.5 hours lab per term. This class will give the police officer the knowledge and practical application to collect and preserve evidence at crime scenes. Students are required to supply 35mm SLR/camera, two rolls of 24 exposure film and the cost of processing the film.

AJ 093 F DNA Genetic Fingerprinting 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. This course will prepare the officer/student to properly handle DNA evidence collection and preservation. An understanding of the fundamentals of DNA and the current techniques of analysis will be presented.

AJ 094 F  Basic Police Academy Orientation 1 Unit

Pass/No Pass only. 18 hours lecture and 9 hours lab per term. This course is designed to have the student complete a series of competitive tests and evaluations which are a prerequisite to being admitted into the upcoming Police Academy. An in-depth dissemination of the recruit curriculum, which is specifically designed to achieve technical competence and physical proficiency in all areas of police training.

AJ 095 F Preventing Sexual Harassment 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture per term. To provide the student with a basic understanding of the diverse and changing work force, a brief history and an in-depth study of the current laws which define discrimination/sexual harassment.

AJ 096 F CAD/Crime Scene Application 0.5 Units

Pass/No Pass only. 9 hours lecture and 15 hours lab per term. This 24-hour short course to provide the student with a working knowledge of CAD functions utilized in crime scene investigation by using computer drafting to draw various applications for criminal and traffic collision investigations. (Non-Degree Credit)

AJ 098FF Contp Issues/ Law Enforcement 3 Units

AJ 100 F  Introduction to Criminal Justice (formerly Introduction to Law Enforcement) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides students with an introduction and overview of the American criminal justice system. This course examines the history, development and philosophy of criminal justice and summarizes fundamental practices found in law enforcement, the courts and corrections in a democratic society. Topics include the purpose of social control, theories of crime causation, the nature of police work, judicial procedures and correctional strategies in the United States. (CSU) (UC) (C-ID: AJ 100)

AJ 110AF Criminal Law 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course examines the basic principles, concepts and purposes of substantive criminal law. It surveys the historical development of penal law throughout history and examines basic criminal legal concepts, including culpability, defenses, parties to crime, inchoate offenses, and laws of arrest. This course emphasizes how law intersects operational police practices through the study of American constitutional law.(CSU) (UC) (C-ID: AJ 120)

AJ 110BF  Advanced Criminal Law 3 Units

Corequisite(s): Completion of AJ 110AF or taken concurrently.

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of the elements of crimes against persons, property, and the State as they are recognized in the Penal Code and General Laws of California. Parties in crime, culpability, and incomplete offenses are presented from the point of view of the peace officer and the courts. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation)

AJ 135 F Weaponless Defense 1 Unit

18 hours lecture and 18 hours lab per term. This course provides the student an opportunity to develop proficiency in weaponless defense techniques, controlling combative individuals, and handling passive, uncooperative, or armed-aggressive individuals. This course meets the one-unit physical education activity requirement for graduation. (CSU)

AJ 140 F Juvenile Procedures 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of juvenile crime, laws and social issues relating to youthful offenders. Other topics include examination of child abuse, domestic violence and gang membership, law enforcement responses to issues relating to juveniles, including the courts, probation and the California Youth Authority. (CSU) (C-ID: AJ 220)

AJ 151 F Police Report Writing 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course examines the proper writing of police crime reports and their importance in the successful prosecution of cases. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's ability to accurately take notes, employ appropriate methods of obtaining information from victims, witnesses, and suspects, formulate investigative techniques, and recognize proper report language. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

AJ 220 F Criminal Procedure 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides an examination and analysis of due process in criminal proceedings from pre-arrest through trial and appeal. This course describes stages of criminal justice process and reviews basic constitutional rights associated with the investigation and adjudication of criminal cases. Topics include laws of arrest, search and seizure, interrogations, criminal court function and post-trial remedies. (CSU) (C-ID: AJ 122)

AJ 222 F Rules of Evidence 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the basic rules of evidence admissibility in criminal proceedings. This course explains legal principles regarding how criminal courts determine reliable, relevant and probative evidence. Discussion points include the origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence, as well as the considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure. Emphasis is place on developing the skills of law enforcement officer to effectively present courtroom evidence. (CSU) (C-ID: AJ 124)

AJ 223 F Criminal Investigation 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course examines the fundamentals of the criminal investigation process. This course is designed to acquaint the student with investigative theory, organization, and process necessary to aid in a successful criminal case clearance. Students explore basic responsibilities and techniques used to manage crime scenes, preserve evidence, interview witnesses, interrogate suspects, and accurately document case findings for trial preparation. Emphasis is placed on the investigation of specific crimes employing the case study method. (CSU) (C-ID: AJ 140)

AJ 226 F  Narcotics and Vice Control 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course will cover the various types of narcotics and their uses, with resultant law enforcement problems. This course will provide instruction regarding narcotics and vice enforcement, cures, and rehabilitation programs. (CSU)

AJ 230 F Crime Scene Techniques 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course will introduce the student to field techniques for the collection and preservation of physical evidence at the scene of the crime. The course will cover physical and testimonial evidence, scene responsibilities, processing the scene, fingerprint evidence, trace evidence, blood and bodily fluids, impression evidence, firearms evidence, dangerous drugs and clandestine laboratories, sexual assaults, domestic abuse, elder abuse, burglaries and homicide crime scenes. (CSU) (C-ID: AJ 150)

AJ 252 F Police Patrol 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the fundamentals of proper patrol procedures and techniques, with particular emphasis on officer safety, public relations, and crime prevention. This course is designed to develop competency in handling frequently encountered police problems through the analysis of actual situations. This course will focus on developing officer survival skills through threat-based decision making. (CSU)

AJ 276 F  Investigation of Homicidal Behavior 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a historical perspective of homicide in America today. Topics include motives for murder, psychology of murder, criminal investigation into homicide, victims of murder, those who murder and various methods of murder. The course will also examine the phenomena of serial and mass murderers. (CSU)

AJ 278 F  Multicultural Issues within Administration of Justice 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a theoretical and conceptual overview of multicultural concepts and issues; an application of those concepts and issues to Administration of Justice; identification of problems related to our increasingly diverse population; examination of strategies to overcome those problems, particularly in relation to the maintenance of social order. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC)

AJ 279 F  Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course explores major legal, societal and organizational issues affecting the law enforcement profession. Topics include ethics, police use of force, high-speed vehicle pursuits, cultural awareness, workplace diversity, and community-oriented policing and problem solving. The course emphasizes the development of problem solving strategies as a way to effectively deal with the challenges that police face. (CSU)