Administration of Justice Courses

ADMJ 51, Juvenile Procedures
Lec-52.5

This course examines juvenile procedure within the administration of justice system, analyzing societal responses to juvenile crime through historical records and crime trend data. Facets of juvenile law enforcement as well as prevention, rehabilitation, and detention will be covered, with emphasis on procedural change in justice policy.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 52, Concepts of Criminal Law
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Principles of California criminal law, including laws of arrest, search and seizure, application sections of the Constitution of the United States and relevant cases as they apply to and affect contemporary law. An understanding of the California Penal Code and other criminal statutes.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 53, Legal Aspects of Evidence
Lec-52.5

A study of the forms which evidence can take in court, and the evolution of procedural safeguards that govern the admissibility of evidence, thereby ensuring due process of law and fair justice for all litigants.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

ADMJ 53=L A 70

ADMJ 54, Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
Lec-52.5

Comprehensive overview of the legal procedures and constitutional requirements followed by law enforcement, the courts and corrections in criminal cases. Every step of the criminal justice process from pre-anest to appeal will be thoroughly reviewed and studied. Required for the ADMJ Major and Certificate of Achievement.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 55, Administration of Justice and the LGBTQ+ Community
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

An examination of the relationship and interactions between the American justice system and the LGBTQ+ community. This course meets the training requirements of section 13519.41PC for law enforcement officers and 9-1-1 dispatchers.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 57, Introduction to Administration of Justice
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88

A critical thinking exploration of historical and contemporary issues in criminal justice. Includes the study and analysis of the core principles and components of the American criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), the evolution of criminal justice, criminal behavior theory, crime categories, policing models, challenges in policing, and career opportunities.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 59, Organized Crime
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Practical and theoretical investigation techniques involving organized crime to include the social and cultural characteristics of organized crime groups. Law enforcement responses to organized crime will be explored as a basis for understanding and mitigating organized crime groups.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 62, Criminal Investigation
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The organization, techniques, procedures, and ethical issues involved in criminal investigations conducted by sworn personnel. Topics include crime scene searches, interviews and interrogations, evidence, and the role of the investigator in court proceedings.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 63, Fingerprints
Lec-52.5 field trips

Theory, practice, and critique of the science of fingerprints. Topics include pattern types, systems of classification, comparison/identification and ACE-V, latent print development, preservation of evidence, fingerprint databases, admissibility, court testimony and exhibits, and relevant case law.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 64, Progressive Policing in the 21st Century
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

An examination of the evolution of policing as it relates to the current progressive policing era. Interrelationships and leadership role expectations among police and the public are studied.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 65, Criminal Justice, Drugs, Crime and the Law
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Provides a student with a comprehensive explanation of the history of psychoactive drug use; primarily in the United States and peripherally in the world. Students study a menu of psychoactive substances and explore the critical intersection between criminal organizations, crime, drug use, and the law. Students will analyze and evaluate public policy initiatives and laws targeting intervention, prevention strategies, and criminal justice community treatment programs.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 66, Forensic Evidence
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course introduces students to forensic evidence and the crime lab. Topics include history and sub-disciplines of forensic science, structure of crime labs, types and characteristics of evidence, methods of laboratory analysis, requirements of courtroom admissibility, and expert testimony.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 67, Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course introduces the issues of terrorism, terrorist tactics, terrorist ideology, and the
terrorist threats to public safety as well as methods and techniques of countering
terrorism and preparing for and dealing with its impacts.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 68, Criminal Justice Report Writing
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENGL 1A

Develops students' abilities in note taking, interviewing, and information gathering to produce clear, objective, organized, and legally sufficient criminal justice reports. Topics include report writing rules, codes, and formatting. Strong emphasis on writing mechanics.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 69, Crime Scene Documentation
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ADMJ 68

Fundamental theories of physical evidence practically applied and the legal considerations involved in its recognition, collection, preservation and presentation in court. Topics include securing the scene and documenting evidence using photos, diagrams, and notes; collecting evidence; and maintaining the chain of custody and scene reconstruction.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 70A, Patrol Procedures
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course provides vocational application of the principles taught within the Administration of Justice curriculum. This course is designed to help prepare students for satisfactory completion of the placement requirements for service within the San Francisco City College Campus Police Department and/or other law enforcement agencies.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Not required of Administration of Justice majors employed in law enforcement work.

ADMJ 71, Student Campus Patrol Work Experience
field trips P/NP Only

PREREQ: Approval of Administration of Justice and Fire Science Department ADVISE: ADMJ 52 and ADMJ 57 and ADMJ 70A

Field application of principles taught in previous courses in Administration of Justice. Individual experience and training in the Campus Police Department. This course is part of the City College of San Francisco Campus Police. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75 hours of paid work. Max credits per semester is 3 units.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 72, Police Work Experience
field trips P/NP Only

PREREQ: ADMJ 101 and Approval of Administration of Justice Department

Field application of principles taught in previous course in Administration of Justice 101. This course is used in conjunction with other law enforcement training such as the San Francisco Police Department. One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 8
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 80, Community Corrections
Lec-52.5 field trips

ADVISE: ADMJ 57

Overview and examination of the development, purpose, goals and role of community based corrections; including it's various components of evidence based practices, probation, parole, diversion, restorative justice, and intermediate sanctions and emerging alternatives to incarceration. Critical policies, issues, and legal trends will be explored along with supervision of special populations including management of juvenile offenders.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 82, Criminal Justice Work Experience
P/NP Available

PREREQ: ADMJ 57 and Approval of Administration of Justice Department ADVISE: ADMJ 51 or ADMJ 52 or ADMJ 54 or ADMJ 62 or ADMJ 64 or ADMJ 83

Practice working in a local criminal justice agency under the supervision of employees currently working in the field. Development of professional practices; application of principles; exposure to methods and problems. Weekly activities to evaluate and review progress. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid, or 75 hours of paid work.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 83, Criminal Justice Career Preparation
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Only

This course will prepare students to take the entry level Q2 Police Officer examination for the San Francisco Police Department and entry level positions in law enforcement agencies. Emphasis will be placed on test taking strategies for written, oral, and physical agility components, preparation, skill development for all test areas, and developing a career plan.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 85, P.C. 832 Arrest and Control Certification
Lec-52.5 Lab-10 P/NP Available

This course is mandated by State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) for all persons exercising Limited Peace Officer Powers as well as Institutional, Park Ranger and other Peace Officer positions. This course covers such topics as history of law enforcement, professionalism, ethics, community relations, the criminal justice system, presentation of evidence, criminal law, preliminary investigations, laws of arrest, use of force and search and seizure.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

A fee of $83.75 will be collected to pay for state mandated certification testing

ADMJ 88, Law Enforcement and the Media
Lec-16 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee. NOTE: equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.

This course is designed to help police personnel understand the role of the Public Affairs/Public Information Office, the policies regarding news media contacts, and the interface between community policing and the media.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 89, Continuing Professional Training
Lec-36 Lab-4 P/NP Only

PREREQ: A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee. NOTE: equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.

This course is designed to provide police personnel with mandated training in legal updates, risk management, community policing, first aid and CPR, and arrest and control techniques. Successful completion of this course meets mandated bi-annual POST requirements for continuing professional training.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students may petition to repeat this course to meet a legally mandated training requirement.

ADMJ 92, Instructor Development
Lec-40 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee NOTE: equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.

This course is designed to train the student in teaching techniques which include: personal introductions, listening skills, mechanics of speech delivery, effective use of educational aids, topic development, adult learning concepts, ethics, participant behaviors, educational presentations, basic course instructional systems, and integrating the workbook into the basic course.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students may petition to repeat this course to meet a legally mandated training requirement.

ADMJ 100, Emergency Vehicle Operation
Lec-5 Lab-13 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee NOTE: equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.

This course of Advanced Officer training is designed to instruct and reinforce the participant's knowledge in the lawful requirements of operating an emergency vehicle during code three and pursuit conditions.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 101, Basic Police Academy
Lec-360 Lab-920

PREREQ: California P.O.S.T. (Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) reading and writing exam or employment by a P.O.S.T. approved agency ; Department of Justice clearance ; Medical verification: clearance from a licensed physician to participate in intensive physical activity commensurate with a police academy. ADVISE: BOSS 5500; PE 29A; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Principles, procedures, and techniques of law enforcement; criminal law, patrol and investigative procedures, report writing, use of force tactics, weapons use, community relations, vehicle operations, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, first aid, CPR, academic and physical skills training and assessment required by the State Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to meet the minimum standards for employment as a peace officer in California (1280 in-class hours).

CSU
Units: 38
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ADMJ 109, Booking and Detention
Lec-9 P/NP Only

PREREQ.: A California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Course certificate issued from an accredited regional police academy or equivalent as determined by the division Dean or their appointee NOTE: equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency.

A San Francisco Police Academy course to develop knowledge and understanding of guidelines and procedures pursuant to booking and detention of prisoners at police holding facilities.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students may petition to repeat this course to meet a legally mandated training requirement.