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AAS - Administration of Justice Studies

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    [description] => The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies program is designed to prepare men and women for careers in the fields of law enforcement and related technical occupations. The program also provides practitioners within the criminal justice field the opportunity for continuing education and growth and development, or the foundation to continue their education at a four-year institution. Upon satisfactory completion of the outlined program, the students will receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies. 

A Certificate of Completion in Police Academy Preparation has been incorporated within the Administration of Justice Studies program. The Maricopa Community College District in conjunction with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, which has statutory responsibility for law enforcement officer training in Arizona, has established the Police Academy Preparation program. This program allows students to fulfill a portion of their Academy studies at a community college. 

A Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Technology is also available within the program. This certificate offers the students an opportunity to specialize in this important and expanding area of law enforcement. 

The Certificate of Completion in Justice Studies will provide a core of courses for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Justice Studies but have previously received a degree in a different field of study. For students who are pursuing an AAS degree in Justice Studies, completion of the certificate will provide an area of specialization within their degree program. Certificates of Completion in Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement Supervision are also available within the program which allows the student to specialize in this area of Justice Studies.
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    [title] => Administration of Justice Studies
    [total_credits] => 61-63
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    [date_updated] => 06/24/2014
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Description:
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies program is designed to prepare men and women for careers in the fields of law enforcement and related technical occupations. The program also provides practitioners within the criminal justice field the opportunity for continuing education and growth and development, or the foundation to continue their education at a four-year institution. Upon satisfactory completion of the outlined program, the students will receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies.

A Certificate of Completion in Police Academy Preparation has been incorporated within the Administration of Justice Studies program. The Maricopa Community College District in conjunction with the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, which has statutory responsibility for law enforcement officer training in Arizona, has established the Police Academy Preparation program. This program allows students to fulfill a portion of their Academy studies at a community college.

A Certificate of Completion in Crime Scene Technology is also available within the program. This certificate offers the students an opportunity to specialize in this important and expanding area of law enforcement.

The Certificate of Completion in Justice Studies will provide a core of courses for students who are interested in pursuing a career in Justice Studies but have previously received a degree in a different field of study. For students who are pursuing an AAS degree in Justice Studies, completion of the certificate will provide an area of specialization within their degree program. Certificates of Completion in Law Enforcement and Law Enforcement Supervision are also available within the program which allows the student to specialize in this area of Justice Studies.
Major Code: 3396
Award: AAS
First Term: 4096
Total Credits: 61-63
Last Updated: Jun 24th, 2014
Prerequisites:
None
Required Courses: 18
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS225 Criminology 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
Restricted Electives: 21 Credits
Students may select any 21 credits of AJS+++++ and JUD+++++ courses listed in the college catalog including any AJS Certificates of Completion offered at Scottsdale Community College, except courses used to satisfy Required Courses and General Education areas.
Free Electives: None
General Education: 22-24 Credits
General Education Core: 15-17 Credits
First-Year Composition: 6 Credits
Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition area
Critical Reading: 3 Credits
CRE101 College Critical Reading (3) OR
equivalent as indicated by assessment
Oral Communication: 3 Credits
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM100AA Introduction to Human Communication Part I (1) AND
COM100AB Introduction to Human Communication Part II (1) AND
COM100AC Introduction to Human Communication Part III (1) OR
COM225 Public Speaking (3) 3
Mathematics: 3-5 Credits
Any approved General Education course in the Mathematics area
General Education Distributed: 7 Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 Credits
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 4 Credits
Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area
Natural Sciences: None
Met by AJS101 in the Required Courses area
Program Competencies:
  1. Identify and describe the organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement, including judicial and corrections systems. (AJS101)
  2. Identify and describe the current issues and trends that are occurring in juvenile and adult criminal justice and corrections systems. (AJS101)
  3. Trace the historical development of common law to modern American criminal law and describe the elements and classifications of crime. (AJS109)
  4. Define the term evidence and describe the general rules governing admissibility of evidence, including the exceptions and privileges. (AJS101)
  5. Trace the development of the U.S. Constitution and describe the constitutional guarantees and how they relate to the law enforcement function. (AJS101)
  6. Identify the general areas covered in juvenile police work, to include delinquency causation, philosophical practice of the Juvenile Court, police handling of juveniles, detention and processing, case disposition, and major crime problems. (AJS101)
  7. Define the term deviance, identify the theories of criminality, and describe the relationship between statistics and crime trends, the types of crime, and the viewpoint of the Criminal Justice System. (AJS225)
  8. Identify and describe procedures and methods of operations of public police and explain the discretionary powers of the working police officer. (AJS230)
  9. Examine community problems and community action programs, identifying methods of coping with human behavior, conflict, and ethnic and minority cultures and environments. (AJS230)
  10. Describe the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240)
  11. Trace the adult justice system from initial entry by arrest or summons through the sentencing and appeals processes and describe the procedures utilized in Arizona. (AJS260)