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Administration of Justice

AD JUS 1, Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 units

Transfer: UC (pending), CSU C-ID: AJ 110. Prerequisite: None.

This course provides students with an overview of the characteristics of the criminal justice system in the United States. An emphasis is placed on examining the structure and functions of the police, courts and corrections. The following additional topics are explored: the origins of criminal law, theories of crime, the adjudication of a criminal case, measurement of crime, the evolution of the principles and approaches utilized by the justice system, the social impact of crime, sentencing policies and related subject areas.

1065 9:30a-10:50a TTh BUS 144 Nasser D M

NEW 3553 2:15p-3:35p TTh LS 106 Nasser D M

AD JUS 2, Concepts of Criminal Law 3 units

Transfer: UC (pending), CSU C-ID: AJ 120. Prerequisite: None.

This course examines the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States. It covers topics which include the sources of law, the elements of a crime, the classification of crime, the nature of credible evidence, the adversary system, criminal defenses and related subjects. The course utilizes case studies to ascertain and analyze the concepts of criminal law. It also provides a foundation for upper division criminal justice courses.

1066 12:45p-2:05p TTh BUS 207 Nasser D M

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