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AJS101 Introduction to Administration of Justice Systems SUN# AJS1101 Credit Hours: 3.00
History and philosophy of administration of justice in America. Includes identifying the various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships, theories of crime, punishment and rehabilitation, ethics, education and training for professionalism in the system, and career opportunities related to local criminal justice agencies.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AJS109 Criminal Law Credit Hours: 3.00
Historical development and philosophy of law and constitutional provisions. Includes definitions, classifications of crime and their application to the system of administration of justice, legal research, study of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force.
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Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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AJS115 Criminal Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the system used in the United States to administer criminal cases. Includes implications for civil rights, the police process, the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney, courts, grand jury, trial jury, coroner-medical examiner, judicial process, and the trial, and its aftermath.
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AJS123 Corrections as a Process Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of corrections as a process and its appropriate place in the criminal justice system. Includes the study of inmate characteristics, prison culture, correctional history and philosophies. Also includes community corrections, supervision and career opportunities in corrections.
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AJS124 Ethics and the Administration of Justice Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration of ethical issues and the justice system. Includes elements of moral and ethical behavior, principles of justice, and theories of moral development. Also includes ethics of the police, courts, corrections, and modern issues in the administration of justice.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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AJS150 Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement Credit Hours: 3.00
Force tactics as they apply to law enforcement. Includes the use of verbal and physical skills to accomplish control with a minimum potential of injury to the officer or subject. Also includes handcuffing, impact weapons, and handgun retention.
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Offered: Fall.
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AJS170 Forensic Pathology and Death Investigation Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic principles of forensic pathology, demonstrating the use of autopsy findings and death scene investigation to determine the cause and manner of death for deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the medical examiner in the state of Arizona. Includes postmortem changes; sudden and unexpected, suspicious and violent deaths; and postmortem identification.
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Offered: Spring.
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AJS201 Rules of Evidence Credit Hours: 3.00
The origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence. Includes constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest and search and seizure. Also includes degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility, judicial decisions interpreting individual rights, and case studies.
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AJS204 Criminal Investigations Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of modern criminal investigation. Includes procedures and skills in search and investigation, conduct at the crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, developing sources of information, preparation of cases for court prosecution, and report-writing requirements for administration and court use.
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AJS210 Police Community and Human Relations Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the police officer's role in attaining and maintaining public support. Includes recognition and understanding of community problems, community action programs, methods of coping with crisis situations, ethnic and minority cultures, various environments, crime prevention, and police operations in relation to these cultures and environments.
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AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures Credit Hours: 3.00
The course will examine the causes, responses and prevailing legal and social practices concerning delinquency in America. Includes issues pertaining to the family, schools, gang membership, drug use and youth victimization. Also includes the juvenile justice system including the history and philosophy of the juvenile court, court decision-making, sentencing practices, diversion, institutionalization, community supervision and how it interfaces with the administration of justice.
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AJS225 Criminology Credit Hours: 3.00
Survey of the nature, extent and control of crime and delinquency. Includes comparison of theoretical and practical approaches to causation, prevention, punishment and treatment, and current problems.
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AJS246 Race and Ethnicity Issues in the Administration of Justice Credit Hours: 3.00
The course examines the impact of cultural diversity on law enforcement to include a discussion of cultural awareness, bias, prejudice, training, recruitment and cross cultural communication. Police challenges in engaging with specific racial/ethnic groups are examined, to include Asian/Pacific Americans, African-Americans, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Arab Americans, Native Americans and others. Homeland security concerns, racial profiling and hate crimes are also addressed.
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AJS260 Criminal Justice Management Credit Hours: 3.00
A practical examination of the challenges of criminal justice management. Includes unique requirements for these agencies and departments, as differentiated from non-governmental organizations; management theories as applied to criminal justice agencies; effective communication, leadership styles, budgets, decision making, and model management practices. Also includes special problems such as managing difficult or unethical employees; use of force issues; sexual and gender harassment; and work force issues including recruitment, retention, diversity, and training.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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AJS280 Terrorism in the 21st Century Credit Hours: 3.00
Exploration into the definition, history, cause, and goals of terrorism. Includes identification of terrorists and their motivations and examination of tactics used by terrorists in pursuit of their goals. Also includes methods used to combat terrorism including intelligence collection, security measures, diplomacy, legal and political responses.
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