This Introduction to the Administration of Justice course will provide students with an overview of the three components of the criminal justice system including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Topics will include the an overview of the criminal justice system, history of law enforcement, professionalism and ethics, the causes of crime, the juvenile justice system, court processes, punishment and rehabilitation, and contemporary issues facing our justice system.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- The student will demonstrate the ability to comprehend a journal article and write a critical analysis of the findings.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to communicate an opinion of a related administration of justice topic verbally or in writing.
This course is ideal for those who intend to pursue a career in the justice system as well as those who are curious about law enforcement, legal processes, and our system of punishment and rehabilitation. It is intended to present the basic information needed by a student to acquire the knowledge and skills expected by the University of California and the California State University systems (CAN AJ 2).
On-line education is non-traditional in that it requires the learner to take a greater share of responsibility for the learning situation. The potential of this technology is in the greater freedom for learners to make decisions about when to do the required work. The amount of time spent on each of the various learning activities is determined to a great degree by the student. For the properly prepared, properly disciplined, and sufficiently skilled student, the use of this technology to accomplish their educational goals can be liberating. There are no short-cuts to academic achievement, however, and the failure to commit sufficient time and effort into this, or any other course, will not lead to the successful experience that both the student and the instructor desire. It is critical for your success that you read the course syllabus and study thoroughly the course schedule. to be sure you know what is expected of you.
If you do not have the basic skills in using a computer for on-line instruction, please prepare yourself before you register for this class. You may take preparatory classes such as CISA 100, Orientation for the Successful Online Student offered by Napa Valley College. If you are prepared, have the discipline to be in charge of your own learning, and have the desire to actively learn, please join me and your fellow students for an Introduction to the Administration of Justice.