2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AJS 101 - Introduction to Administration of Justice

AJS 1101.
Description: Overview of the criminal justice system. Organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems. History and philosophy of each component of the criminal justice system and interrelations among the various agencies. Career opportunities and qualifying requirements.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. The social, political and legal issues defining crime 
  2. Statistical instruments used to measure crime 
  3. Law enforcement 
    1. History and philosophy 
    2. Organization and jurisdiction 
    3. Legal issues and due process 
    4.  Recruitment, selection, and career opportunities 
  4.  Judicial system 
    1. History and philosophy 
    2. Organization and jurisdiction 
    3. Due process of law 
    4. Pretrial and trial procedures 
    5. Professions related to the judicial system 
  5. Correctional system 

a.History and philosophy 
b. Organization and structure 
c. Due process 
d. Sentencing guidelines 
e. Career opportunities 

  1. Overview of Juvenile Justice System 
  2. Future of criminal justice 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define crime in the context of social, political, and legal issues. 
  2. Identify the statistical instruments used to measure crime. 
  3. Identify and describe the organization and jurisdiction of the three components of the criminal justice system: Law enforcement, courts, and corrections. 
  4. Explain the history and philosophy of the three components of the criminal justice system. 
  5. Define due process of law in relation to each of the three components of the criminal justice system. 
  6. Identify and describe the organization and jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system. 
  7. Discuss future directions in the criminal justice system. 
  8. List career opportunities and qualifying requirements within the three components of the criminal justice system.