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Administration of Justice

Associate of Applied Science

PURPOSE: The Administration of Justice program is for students anticipating a career in the justice system, as well as for persons already employed in the justice system who want to enhance their professional standing and update their skills.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The Administration of Justice program is designed for students who are planning careers in law enforcement, corrections (juvenile and adult), or employment in related agencies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: All new students should take the English and mathematics placement tests immediately after applying. The following high school units are strongly recommended for the Administration of Justice program: four units of English, three units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and two units of foreign language. There are no physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity; however, the student should understand that there may be such requirements for employment in criminal justice agencies.

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree curriculum is to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. Four-year college and university transfer opportunities for AAS degrees, if existing, are usually very specific in nature. Reynolds has formal transfer articulation agreements with four-year institutions that enable graduates who qualify to transfer courses completed in the AAS degree. These transfer articulation agreements are subject to change or expiration.

In addition, students may substitute some courses in the AAS degree curriculum with courses that typically transfer to senior institutions. Students interested in transferring in general or transferring under a formal transfer articulation agreement should consult with their faculty advisor upon program entry for further guidance.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS.
CRE.

SDV 100

College Success Skills

1

0

1

ENG 111

College Composition I

3

0

3

ADJ 100

Survey of Criminal Justice

3

0

3

ADJ 130

Introduction to Criminal Law

3

0

3

ADJ 105

The Juvenile Justice System

3

0

3

___ ___1

Personal Wellness Elective

0-2

0-4

2

TOTAL

13-15

0-4

15

ENG 112

College Composition II

3

0

3

ADJ 212

Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures I

3

0

3

ADJ 201

Criminology

3

0

3

ADJ 128

Patrol Administration and Operations

3

0

3

___ ___1,2

Approved Mathematics or Science Elective

3

0

3

___ ___1

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

18

0

18

ADJ___2

Approved ADJ Elective

3

0

3

ADJ ___2

Approved ADJ Elective

3

0

3

PHI 220

Ethics

3

0

3

ENG ___1

200-Level Literature Course

3

0

3

ADJ 2903

Coordinated Internship

0

15

3

___ __1,2

Approved Mathematics or Science Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

15

18

ADJ 116

Special Enforcement Topics

3

0

3

ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

CST 100

Principles of Public Speaking

3

0

3

___ ___2

Approved Elective

3

0

3

___ ___2

Approved Elective

3

0

3

TOTAL

15

0

15

Total Minimum Credits for AAS Degree in Administration of Justice 66

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1 A list of approved general education electives (humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, mathematics, science, and personal wellness) is provided in the General Education section of the catalog under Curriculum Planning and Design.

2 Courses must be approved in advance by the Administration of Justice program head.

3 Students not employed in a criminal justice agency will be required to complete an internship with an approved criminal justice agency. Students currently employed in a criminal justice agency may request advanced standing credit for the internship.

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.Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.

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.Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.

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.Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.

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.

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.

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.Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.

ADJ 140 Introduction To Corrections 3 cr.

Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system.Lecture 3 hours per week.

ADJ 169 Transportation and Border Security 3 cr.

Discusses substantive issues regarding transportation security within the role of Homeland Security measures implemented by the United States. Introduces the student to and examine global preparedness from a transportation perspective. Considers the interrelationship among natural disasters, and sustainable infrastructure. Describes intermodal and integrated transportation and physical models of movement and discusses mobility as a cultural lifeline.Lecture 3 hours per week.

ADJ 195 Topics in Administration of Justice: Intelligence Analysis and Security Management 3 cr.

Examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters, and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters.Lecture 3 hours per week.

ADJ 195 Topics in Administration of Justice: Introduction to Homeland Security 3 cr.

Presents students with an overview of the vocabulary and important components of homeland security. Discusses the importance of agencies associated with homeland security and their interrelated duties and responsibilities.Lecture 3 hours per week.

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.Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and ENF 3.Lecture 3 hours per week.

ADJ 212 Criminal Law, Evidence, and Procedures II 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.

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, and 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.

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.

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.

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.Lecture 3 hours per week.

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.

ADJ 240 Techniques of Interviewing 3 cr.

Provides the student with essential skills and techniques necessary to obtain quality information from victims, witnesses, and suspects regarding criminal activity. Emphasizes locations and settings for interviews, kinesics, proxemics, and paralinguistics of both the interviewer and interviewee.Prerequisite: Students enrolling in the course must be certified law enforcement personnel currently employed in a police agency.Lecture 3 hours per week.

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.

ADJ 290 Coordinated Internship in Administration of Justice 3 cr.

Provides supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial, or service firms coordinated by the college.Laboratory 15 hours per week

ADJ 295 Topics in Administration of Justice: Use of Force 3 cr.

Focuses on issues related to use of force in law enforcement. Includes court cases, policies and procedures, media and politics, and the tools and techniques used by law enforcement personnel.Prerequisites: ADJ 100 or LGL 110; ADJ 130 or LGL 218.Lecture 3 hours per week.

Name Program Email Phone
Sarah Jessie Administration of Justice AAS sjessie@reynolds.edu 523-5489
Kristopher Rhodes Administration of Justice AAS krhodes@reynolds.edu 523-5305

Common Job Titles1: Bailiff; Court Bailiff; Court Officer; Court Security Officer; Deputy Bailiff; Deputy Sheriff; Deputy Sheriff Court Services; Security Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 62

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $29,700 - $46,400


Common Job Titles1: Correctional Officer; Correctional Sergeant; Corrections Officer (CO); Custody Assistant; Deputy Jailer; Detention Deputy; Detention Officer; Jail Officer; Jailer; Jailor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 2,782

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $31,500 - $40,800


Common Job Titles1: Agent; Canine Enforcement Officer (K-9 Enforcement Officer); Crime Analyst; Crime Scene Evidence Technician; Crime Scene Investigator; Crime Scene Technician; Criminal Intelligence Analyst; Criminal Intelligence Analyst Supervisor; Criminal Intelligence Specialist; Criminal Investigator; Criminal Research Specialist; Criminalist; Customs Inspector; Customs Officer; Customs Port Director; Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO); Detective; Detective Sergeant; Detective and Intelligence Analyst; FBI Special Agent (Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent); Field Identification Specialist; Forensic Specialist; Fugitive Detective; Fugitive Investigator; Identification Officer; Identification Technician; Import Specialist; Inspector; Intelligence Analyst; Intelligence Officer; Intelligence Research Specialist; Investigator; Latent Fingerprint Examiner; Latent Print Examiner; Master Police Detective; Narcotics Detective; Narcotics Investigator; Police Detective; Special Agent; Supervisor Intelligence Analyst; Supervisory CBP Officer; US Customs and Border Protection Officer (US CBPO)


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 440

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $50,100 - $89,100


Common Job Titles1: Captain; Correctional Lieutenant; Correctional Officer Captain; Correctional Officer Lieutenant; Correctional Officer Sergeant; Correctional Sergeant; Corrections Sergeant; Lieutenant; Sergeant; Shift Supervisor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 293

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $39,000 - $56,600


Common Job Titles1: Chief of Police; Detective Sergeant; Lieutenant; Patrol Sergeant; Police Captain; Police Chief; Police Lieutenant; Police Sergeant; Sergeant; Shift Supervisor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 338

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $58,600 - $91,400


Common Job Titles1: Titles not available for this occupation.


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 322

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $28,500 - $62,000


Common Job Titles1: District Wildlife Manager; Fisheries Enforcement Officer; Game Warden; Law Enforcement Officer (LEO); Natural Resource Officer; State Game Warden; State Wildlife Officer; Wildlife Conservation Officer; Wildlife Manager; Wildlife Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 46

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $35,400 - $47,200


Common Job Titles1: College Service Officer; Community Service Officer; Parking Control Officer; Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO); Parking Enforcement Technician; Parking Enforcer; Parking Officer; Parking Regulation Enforcement Officer; Parking Technician; Ticket Writer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 21

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $20,400 - $24,800


Common Job Titles1: Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent (ALE Agent); Canine Deputy (K-9 Deputy); Chief Deputy Sheriff; Civil Division Deputy Sheriff; Civil Process Server; Corporal-Road Deputy with Sheriff Department; Deputy; Deputy (Patrol); Deputy Sheriff; Deputy Sheriff (Generalist)-Bailiff; Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer (DARE Officer); Law Enforcement Officer; Officer; Patrol Officer; Peace Officer; Police Officer; Police Patrol Officer; Public Safety Officer; State Trooper; Uniform Patrol Police Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 1,965

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $37,600 - $56,200


Common Job Titles1: Asset Protection Detective; Field Investigator; Investigator; Loss Prevention Agent; Loss Prevention Associate; Loss Prevention Detective; Loss Prevention Investigator; Loss Prevention Officer; Private Investigator; Special Investigator


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 176

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $30,300 - $69,800


Common Job Titles1: Campus Security Officer; Custom Protection Officer; Customer Service Security Officer; Hotel Security Officer; Loss Prevention Officer; Safety and Security Officer; Security Agent; Security Guard; Security Officer; Security Supervisor


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 4,883

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $17,500 - $33,200


Common Job Titles1: Canine Officer (K-9 Officer); Patrolman; Police Specialist; Railroad Police Officer; Special Agent; Supervisory Special Agent; Transit Police Officer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 12

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $36,700 - $70,000


Common Job Titles1: Security Screener; Transportation Security Officer (TSO)


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected number of jobs by 2026: 79

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $36,500 - $40,100


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 14% or more over the period of 2016-2026), are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 500 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2016-2026), or are new and emerging occupations in high growth industries.

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accuarate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on February 08, 2017.