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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

ADJ 100 Survey of Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components: law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Prerequisites: English placement recommendation for ENG 111, mathematics placement recommendation at level 2 or higher, and satisfactory completion of ENG 4 if required by reading placement test. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENG 107 if recommended by reading placement test. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be waived only by program or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 105 The Juvenile Justice System (3 cr.)
Presents the evolution, philosophy, structures, and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the rights of juveniles, dispositional alternatives, rehabilitation methods and current trends. Prerequisites: English placement recommendation for ENG 111, mathematics placement recommendation at level 2 or higher, and satisfactory completion of ENG 4 if required by reading placement test. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENG 107 if recommended by reading placement test. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be waived only by program or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.  
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ADJ 107 Survey of Criminology (3 cr.)
Surveys the volume and scope of crime; considers a variety of theories developed to explain the causation of crime and criminality. Prerequisites: English placement recommendation for ENG 111, mathematics placement recommendation at level 2 or higher, and satisfactory completion of ENG 4 if required by reading placement test. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENG 107 if recommended by reading placement test. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be waived only by program or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 116 Special Enforcement Topics (3 cr.)
Considers contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in modern law enforcement. Prerequisite: ADJ 100. Lecture 3 hours per week.  
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ADJ 128 Patrol Administration and Operations (3 cr.)
Studies the goals, methods, and techniques of police patrol with focus on the norms which govern work behavior in a police career. Examines the responsibilities of administrators and field supervisors of patrol in the local and state law enforcement agencies. Prerequisite: ADJ 100. Lecture 3 hours per week.  
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ADJ 130 Introduction to Criminal Law (3 cr.)
Surveys the general principles of American criminal law, the elements of major crimes, and the basic steps of prosecution procedure. Prerequisites: English placement recommendation for ENG 111, mathematics placement recommendation at level 2 or higher, and satisfactory completion of ENG 4 if required by reading placement test. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENG 107 if recommended by reading placement test. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be waived only by program or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 201 Criminology (3 cr.)
Studies current and historical data pertaining to criminal and other deviant behavior. Examines theories that explain crime and criminal behavior in human society. Prerequisites: English placement recommendation for ENG 111, mathematics placement recommendation at level 2 or higher, and satisfactory completion of ENG 4 if required by reading placement test. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ENG 107 if recommended by reading placement test. Prerequisite and co-requisite courses may be waived only by program or school approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures (3 cr.)
Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds, degrees, and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 227 Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel (3 cr.)
Surveys the basic guarantees of liberty described in the U. S. Constitution and the historical development of these restrictions on government power, primarily through U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Reviews rights of free speech, press, assembly, as well as criminal procedure guarantees (to counsel, jury trial, habeas corpus, etc.) as they apply to the activities of those in the criminal justice system. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 228 Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (3 cr.)
Surveys the historical and current usage of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Teaches the identification and classification of such drugs and emphasizes the symptoms and effects on their users. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in law enforcement efforts against illicit drug usage. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 229 Law Enforcement and the Community (3 cr.)
Considers current efforts by law enforcement personnel to achieve an effective working relationship with the community. Surveys and analyzes various interactive approaches of law enforcement agencies and the citizenry they serve. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 233 Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism (3 cr.)
Provides instruction in the techniques and practices used to identify incidents of digital crime and digital terrorism, methods of detection of incidents, methods of protection from digital crime and digital terrorism, and the future of digital crime and digital terrorism.  Prerequisites: ADJ 100 and 107 or 201, basic computer literacy, experience using the Internet, or permission of the instructor. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 234 Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism (3 cr.)
Surveys the historical and current practices of terrorism that are national, transnational, or domestic in origin. Includes biological, chemical, nuclear, and cyber terrorism. Teaches the identification and classification of terrorist organizations, violent political groups, and issue-oriented militant movements. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in counter-terrorist efforts domestically and internationally. Prerequisites: ADJ 100 and ADJ 107 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 235 Research in Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
Presents research methodology, including the development of research questions, quantification techniques, collection procedures, analysis tools, and the means of establishing relationships between theory, policy, and practice. Prerequisites: ENG 112, ADJ 100, ADJ 105, and ADJ 107. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 236 Principles of Criminal Investigation (3 cr.)
Surveys the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures and techniques. Examines crime scene search and collecting, handling, and preserving evidence. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 246 Correctional Counseling (3 cr.)
Presents concepts and principles of interviewing and counseling as applied in the correctional setting. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 289 Comparative Systems of Criminal Justice (3 cr.)
Surveys administration of justice in a variety of nations, comparing workings and results of different law enforcement, judicial, and correctional components. Lecture 3 hours per week.
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ADJ 290 Coordinated Internship in Administration Justice (3 cr.)
Supervised on-the-job training in selected businesses, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Laboratory 15 hours per week.
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