FRC ADMJ Classes

ADMJ 102 Introduction to Administration of Justice

This course introduces students to the characteristics of the criminal justice system in the United States. Focus is placed on examining crime measurement, theoretical explanations of crime, responses to crime, components of the system, and current challenges to the system. The course examines the evolution of the principles and approaches utilized by the justice system and the evolving forces which have shaped those principles and approaches. Although justice structure and process is examined in a cross cultural context, emphasis is placed on the US justice system, particularly the structure and function of US police, courts, and corrections. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, and sentencing and incarceration policies.

ADMJ 105 Community and Human Relations

This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. Topics may include the consensus and conflicting values in Cultural, Religion, and Law.

ADMJ 106 Introduction to Evidence

This course examines categories of evidence and legal rules governing its admission and exclusion in the criminal process.

ADMJ 108 Introduction to Investigation

This course addresses the techniques, procedures, and ethical issues in the investigation of crime, including organization of the investigative process, crime scene searches, interviewing and interrogating, surveillance, source of information, utility of evidence, scientific analysis of evidence and the role of the investigator in the trial process.

ADMJ 112 Introduction to Criminology

An introduction into major types of criminal behavior, characteristics of offenders, factors that contribute to crime and delinquency; the criminal justice process; the function of law enforcement, courts, probation, parole and institutions; changes in crime control and treatment processes; the role of society. Not open for credit to students who have had a sociology Crime and Delinquency course.

ADMJ 116 Vice, Narcotics and Organized Crime

Drug identification, drug prevention techniques and strategies, and drug addiction treatment; interrelations of organized crime to the community, impact of covert criminal activities upon the social structure, symptoms of organized crime activity, i.e. vice, narcotics, and organized criminal enterprises; political influences of organized crime in the legal system; investigation of organized crime.

ADMJ 118 Police Field Operations

History and development of patrol philosophy; planning for field activities to include functions of patrol, traffic, and other investigative duties of the field officer; techniques for planning patrol activities; handling complaints and requests for services; mechanics of field interviews, searches, and arrests; handling traffic-related problems; civil and domestic disturbances and other community crime incidents.

ADMJ 120 Introduction to Corrections

Survey of correctional science. Historical development, current concepts and practice; explanations of criminal behavior; functions and objectives of the criminal justice system concerned with institutional, probation, and parole processes as they modify the offender’s behavior; survey of professional career opportunities in public and private agencies.

ADMJ 125 Introduction to Wildlife Issues and Laws

In-depth studies of wildlife issues, laws, and regulations throughout North America and the world. The course includes in-depth discussions and analysis of the Endangered Species Act, commercialization of wildlife, illegal trade of wildlife, introduction of exotic species, the effects of pollution on wildlife, depredation wildlife and human populations’ effect upon wildlife. Possible solutions to wildlife issues will be reviewed. Cross-listed with ENVR 125.

ADMJ 126 Crime Scene Investigation

This course provides an introduction to the role of forensics in criminal investigations. It examines the methods utilized in the forensic analysis of crime scenes, pattern evidence, instruments, firearms, questioned documents and controlled substances.

ADMJ 128 Introduction to Terrorism

This course is designed to provide the student with a historical overview of terrorism, its development in modern times, and its impact on society.

ADMJ 201 Introduction to Community Policing

Community policing involves a rethinking of the role of the police and restructuring of the police organization. It emphasizes community/police collaboration and policing as problem-solving instead of responding to crime. Building partnerships with the community is emphasized. Community-Oriented Policing and Problem-Oriented Policing efforts will be analyzed.

ADMJ 203 Introduction to Multiculturalism

Police community relations will be covered to include the tension caused by minority concern with equal protection under the law and the police concern with crime control and order maintenance. The history of racism in America as it relates to police and minority relations will be a focus of the course. Diversity will be placed in context of other disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, political science, and history.

ADMJ 204 Criminal Law and Procedure

This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. The completion of this course offers a foundation upon which upper-division criminal justice course will build. The course will also include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision-making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes. Prerequisite: ADMJ102