Public Service Technology - Administration of Justice
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Christanna Campus & John H. Daniel Campus
67 Credit Hours
The purpose of the program is to prepare students for careers and promotional opportunities in various criminal justice agencies, and to supplement the specialized training provided by corrections and law enforcement academies, and other criminal justice agencies.
A student completing the Administration of Justice program should: (1) demonstrate a sound understanding of the three major components of the criminal justice system; (2) demonstrate an understanding of criminal behavior and of the major causes of crime and delinquency; (3) demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues involved in working in the criminal justice system; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the substantive and procedural law and its impact on the criminal justice practitioners and society; (5) demonstrate a commitment to the continued development and maintenance of effective written and oral skills; (6) and given a case study or crime scene scenario, the student should be able to effectively investigate, and analyze the situation.
Although the program emphasizes practical knowledge for operational personnel at all levels, it may also satisfy freshman and sophomore transfer requirements for those students who desire to complete a four-year bachelor’s level program in criminal justice, or the administration of justice. Students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program are encouraged to consult with their advisor and the senior institution to which they plan to transfer for assistance in planning their program.