The history and philosophy of the criminal justice process and its relationship to our dual court system is discussed. The role relationship and inter-dependency of the Criminal Justice System components is reviewed. The historical concepts of criminality, punishment and rehabilitation are compared and contrasted. The significance of professionalism and its impact upon the relationship between the community and agents of the Criminal Justice System is emphasized.Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations
This course covers legal processes from pre-arrest through trial, sentencing and correctional procedures. The course will review the history of case and common law, conceptual interpretations of law as reflected in court decisions, case law methodology and case research as the decisions impact upon the procedures of the justice system.Transferable to CSU Only
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 courses will build. The course will also include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability and defenses to crimes.Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations
The course is designed to explore the changing role and relationship between the agents of the Criminal Justice System and the community. Human behavior, cultural diversity, communication skills and the discretionary enforcement of the law are discussed in conjunction with the need to maintain community trust, faith and confidence. Styles of policing and their impact upon communities and citizen support and cooperation are also discussed in detail.Transferable to both UC and CSU; see counselor for limitations
The course covers the historical development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence, constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure, kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility. Judicial decisions interpreting case studies of individual rights are also evaluated from a conceptual perspective.Transferable to CSU Only
The course covers fundamentals of investigation, techniques of crime scene search, recording and documentation, and collection and preservation of physical evidence. Modus operandi processes, sources of information, suspect interviewing and interrogation and follow-up investigation are additionally covered.Transferable to CSU Only
The course focus is developing effective communication skills in writing for the Criminal Justice System. The elements of effective report writing, including grammar, punctuation and spelling are emphasized. The importance of crime scene interviewing, recording and documentation are covered relating to the preparation of report writing and courtroom testimony.Transferable to CSU Only
The course focus is juvenile justice and delinquency in America and how our Juvenile Justice System deals with juvenile offenders. Juvenile delinquency prevention and repression techniques are also covered. Delinquency diagnosis and referral is reviewed in conjunction with the availability of community resources to combat the problem. Juvenile law and related court procedures are also discussed.Transferable to CSU Only
This course will focus on the relationship between organized crime and the community. Covert criminal activities and their impact upon our social structure is also reviewed. Related criminal activities to organized crime, including vice, narcotics and white collar crime and their political influence on our legal system, are also discussed.Transferable to CSU Only
The course focus is communications technology in the Criminal Justice System. Computer operations, wireless communications and geographic systems are emphasized. Ethical, legal and privacy issues that impact communications technology will also be covered. The computer assisted dispatch system, terminology, concepts and technology will also be included in this course.Transferable to CSU Only
Through the use of classroom lecture and scenario training this course covers policing in America. Specific areas to include, patrol, traffic, preliminary investigations, interviewing and interrogation, search and seizure, civil and domestic disturbances and requests for community service. Most importantly, it focuses on the relationship between citizens in the community and the police who serve them.Transferable to CSU Only
This interactive course provides an introduction to the science of fingerprint pattern recognition, comparison and identification. Focus is on fingerprints of record, with an emphasis on the history and application of science to fingerprints and their role in the forensic domain. Students participate in recording, developing, and comparing fingerprints, and are exposed to crime scene type latent prints and learn basic development techniques. Field trips to local crime labs to observe forensic science/fingerprint unit organization and operation may be required.Transferable to CSU Only
The course focus is a survey of the correctional science field. The early history and development of corrections is reviewed. Correctional theory and practice are discussed relative to potential causes of criminal behavior. Additionally, the criminal justice system processes relating to incarceration, probation and parole and their influence upon the offender's behavior and career opportunities are evaluated.Transferable to CSU Only
This course provides an overview of the "Gang" problem in society. The historical perspective and cultural and societal dynamics of gang involvement will be reviewed. Law enforcement tactics, court injunctions, prosecution, intelligence gathering and gang intervention are all emphasized.Transferable to CSU Only
This course is designed to create an awareness of drug abuse in society. The historical perspective of controlled substance abuse is reviewed. Classification of drugs, symptomatic indicators of drug abuse and addiction are emphasized. The relationship between drug abuse, crime and law enforcement intervention is further discussed. Controlled substance abuse and the tactical response of the Criminal Justice System is also covered.Transferable to CSU Only
This course is an introduction to multiple contemporary scientific methodologies utilized in the development of criminal case investigations. This class is appropriate for Administration of Justice majors, and others with a specific interest in forensic methods.
Students contemplating a future within the Criminal Justice System will receive practical and realistic opportunities to gain insight and understanding into the initial preparation, testing, evaluation, academy curriculum content and processing for entry level positions.
This course familiarizes and instructs the individual on the training topics delineated in Business and Professions Code section 7583.7, including legal aspects, techniques, liability, and company requirements relating to the arrest of an individual. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Power to Arrest Training Manual. In addition the students learn the subject matter and observation skills required to identify and report precursor activities to a terrorist event, react appropriately, report the occurrence of a terrorist event, and remain safe while helping control the scene after a terrorist event. The training utilizes the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness for Security Professionals course consisting of a Digital Video Disk (DVD), Student Workbook, and Facilitator Manual.
This course covers the required learning domains outlined by the CA Bureau of Security and Investigative Services for newly licensed security officers concerning the importance of public relations with both community and customer. The course provides important information concerning discrimination, diversity, substance abuse, and the mentally ill. The course includes communication skills and de-escalation techniques for crisis intervention. The course also provides the required learning domains surrounding security officers and liability in the course of their duties.
This course covers the required learning domains outlined by the CA Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in section 7583.6(b) of the Business and Professions Code in reference to communication, observation and documentation.
This course covers the required learning domains outlined by the CA Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in reference to the legal powers of a security/proprietary officer to perform a search and/or seizure. The course also covers the methods for, and importance of, preserving the incident scene.
This course covers the required learning domains outlined by the CA Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in reference to the knowledge and skills required to identify potentially hazardous situations including environmental, chemical, biological and situational dangers. The student also receives instruction in basic first aid and CPR.
This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for conflict management in a private security setting. The course provides information on verbal diffusion and negotiations. The student also learns the various tactics and tools employed in crowd control situations.