Instructor: Marge Faulstich
1. TITLE AND NUMBER OF COURSE:
AJ 001 Introduction to Administration of Justice. 3.0 units, 3.0 hours lecture.
2. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
The history & philosophy of Administration of Justice in America: recapitulation of the system; identifying the various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education, and training for professionalism in the system.
To provide knowledge of the various agencies encompassing the Administration of Justice system & the interrelationships between them.
To develop the ability of the student to recognize the Administration of Justice agency best suited to his/her talents.
To develop an appreciation of the complexity of the total system and the importance and dignity of being a part of the system.
4. COURSE CONTENT:
A. The need for Administration of Justice agencies.
B. Careers in Law Enforcement
C. Evolution of the Administration of Justice system.
D. Education, training, & professionalism.
E. New trends in the field of Administration of Justice.
F. Probation, & Parole
G. Careers in Corrections
H. Jails, Prisons, Juvenile Halls
I. 911 Emergency Dispatching
J. Preparation & training for a justice job.
K. Background Investigation & the criminal justice career
L. Expert speakers from law enforcement, courts, corrections.
5. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
A. Exam: (Text) TBA (Total 100 points)
B. Online Assignments: TBA (200 points) - 2 assignments 100 pts. each
C. Extra Credit: TBA (Lecture, online research, text, films, speakers, etc.)
6. EVALUATION PROCEDURE:
F=62 or below
Note: Final Grades will not be posted.
You can obtain grades by phone by calling WVC Records Office, 741-2400.
7. MAKEUP POLICY:
Failure to complete Online projects or exams, & to verify illness, emergency, etc. will result in an “F” course grade.
8. PARTICIPATION & ATTENDANCE:
Your participation & attendance is essential!!! Be sure to keep your instructor informed if you are ill, in court, etc. (408) 741-2180.
9. TEXTS: To Be Announced
10. IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- Student Cheating:
- Do NOT copy or Email Assignments, Tests, or Projects to anyone without the Instructor's express permission.
- Exams, Projects or Assignments are the property of the instructor and are not be shared without authorization from the Instructor.
- Above all, students who major in Administration of Justice or who hopes to become a Criminal Justice career professional should be exemplary in their honesty and integrity.
- Any student found to be cheating may receive the following sanction(s): verbal or written warning (copy to Dean); receive a drop with an “F” grade, and or recommended for expulsion from the Adm. Of Justice program/WVC.
West Valley College Disability Statement: West Valley College makes reasonable accommodations for persons with documented disabilities. College materials will be available in alternate formats (Braille, audio, electronic format, or large print) upon request. Please contact the Disability and Educational Support Program at (408) 741-2010 (voice) or (408) 741-2658 (TTY) for assistance.
Note: It is a student's responsibility to officially drop classes.