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Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

Course Descriptions - AJ

AJ 208 Introduction to Criminology (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 The course will explore theories of crime causation, its measurement and impact, and overall societal reaction to crime and offenders. The focus is the exploration of possible programs and policies to achieve a combination of crime reduction and social justice. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

AJ 230 Principles of Police Supervision (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course will cover such essentials as the function of the supervisor in organization and management, elements of leadership, the training function, instructional process, personnel evaluation systems, and personnel complaint investigation and techniques. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

AJ 210 Juvenile Justice (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course provides the administration of justice student with a basic and practical understanding of the legal principles involved in juvenile delinquency problems. Analysis of legislative and judicial responses to juvenile behavioral problems provide realistic and meaningful insights into the functioning of the juvenile justice processes. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

AJ 233 Police Organization and Management (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 The principles of organization and administration in the law enforcement community are examined along with such topics as organizational structures, managerial philosophies, personnel issues and leadership. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

AJ 220 Constitutional Law (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course provides an overview of the development of the doctrines of federalism, separation of powers, and checks and balances theories as well as judicial review. Specific topics include sources of federal legislative power, commerce, taxing, spending, presidential and military powers, power of states to regulate and tax interstate commerce, preemption, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, equal protection, and First Amendment rights. Selected Supreme Court cases interpreting the U.S. Constitution are also examined. (3 hrs. lect. per week) AJ 221 Introduction to Criminal Law (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course examines society’s control of unwanted behavior through law. The particular focus is on the general principles of substantive criminal law. Topics include principles of criminal liability - actus reus, mens rea, causation, uncompleted crimes, and criminal defenses. General elements of crimes are covered including crimes against persons, habitation, property, and public order and morals. Applicable provisions of the Hawai‘i Penal Code will also be discussed. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

AJ 235 Ethics in the Criminal Justice System (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 An identification and analysis of the diverse ethical issues encountered in the Criminal Justice System. Traditional ethical theories will be examined and applied to such topics as discretion, plea bargaining, bail, wiretapping, privacy, punishment, and prisoners’ rights. (3 hrs. lect. per week) AJ 280 Current Issues in the Administration of Justice (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course is an exploration of issues related to the study of the administration of justice. Students will define, select, research, and examine these issues, then discuss the various viewpoints thereby conducting a thorough probe of important and controversial issues facing the justice professions. (3 hrs. lect. per week) AJ 283 Substance Abuse in Society (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course covers the historical development of drug enforcement in relation to changing social mores. Emphasis is placed on the detection and identification of illegal drugs and their suppression through enforcement and investigation. Tactics of enforcement will be presented along with a study of pertinent statutory and case law. The effects of rehabilitation and treatment will be explored. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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AJ 224 Rules of Evidence (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course is a thorough study of evidence rules with specific emphasis on the application of these rules in preparing and presenting evidence. This includes a discussion of the history and approach to the study of evidence, proof by evidence and substitutes. General admissibility tests, evidence by witness testimony, documents and real evidence are examined. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

AJ 234 Community Policing (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AJ 101 This course acquaints the student with the role of law enforcement in government and the critical importance of effective community relations. The dynamics of race relations and other current social problems directly related to the law enforcement community are explored. This course focuses on attitudes of the public and the law enforcement officer, why these attitudes exist and what can be done to improve the situation. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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