MISSION STATEMENT & STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

MISSION STATEMENT:
The mission of the Law and Administration of Justice Department is to prepare students for successful careers in law enforcement, private investigations, security, and the judicial system.
 
 
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Degree:  AA Administration of Justice - Plan B; AS-T
Degree Learning Outcomes 
The student will: 
1. Explain how law enforcement is a critical part of the criminal justice system.
2. Apply practical Forensic techniques to successfully complete a criminal investigation.
3. Recognize the responsibilities and requirements of law enforcement careers.
 
Degree:  AA Paralegal Studies - Plan B 
Degree Learning Outcomes  
The student will:
1. Describe the federal and California court systems and be able to explain which court has jurisdiction over a particular matter.
2. Prepare court documents in a professional and competent manner and ascertain answers to legal questions through thorough legal research.
3. Author legal writings that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
 
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM 
Certificate of Achievement:  Administration of Justice 
Certificate Learning Outcomes 
The student will:  
1. Explain how law enforcement is a critical part of the criminal justice system.
2. Apply practical Forensic techniques to successfully complete a criminal investigation.
3. Compare and contrast the role of security in preventing crime.
 
Skill Certificate:  Evidence Technician
Certificate Learning Outcomes  
The student will:
1. Conduct a thorough search of a crime scene for forensic evidence, collect the evidence using proper techniques and write a forensic report.
2. Locate, evaluate, and collect trace blood and blood spatter evidence from a crime scene.
3. Conduct a firearms analysis investigation and write an investigative report.
 
Skill Certificate:  Fingerprint Expert
Certificate Learning Outcomes  
The student will:
1. Categorize fingerprint records by identifying the different types of fingerprint patterns in the three basic groups, i.e., arches, loops, and whirls.
2. Use the six divisions of the Henry classification system to categorize ten-print fingerprint records.
3. Locate latent or other type fingerprints from a crime scene.
 
Skill Certificate:  Private Investigations
Certificate Learning Outcomes  
The student will:
1. Write a detailed, descriptive, and accurate crime report.
2. Conduct a criminal investigation by interviewing witnesses, conducting background checks, and writing an investigative report.
3. Conduct an accident investigation by interviewing witnesses, analyzing accident debris, and writing an investigative report.