AJ 106 - Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
Tues/Thurs 9:30 AM/10:50 AM Room 208 Prof. Gary Rodgers
Interesting links to Administration of Justice Web sites
Syllabus for Administration of Justice 106
An in-depth study of the role and responsibilities of each segment within the justice system: law enforcement, judicial, and corrections. A past, present and future exposure to each sub-system procedure, from initial entry to final disposition, and the relationship each segment maintains with its system member.
1. To acquaint you with the historical development of law and the establishment of the American Criminal Justice System.
2. To acquaint you with the relationships between the processes and procedures of each segment of the justice system.
3. To provide you with the opportunity to critically analyze the American Criminal Justice System
Stucky, Gilbert B. Procedures in the Justice System, 7th ED., New Jersey, Prentice Hall. 2004.
Three (3) units
Your grade in this course is based on the accumulation of percentage points generated from the following:
1. Quiz Average 33% (of total grade)
2. Mid-Term Examination 33% (of total grade)
3. Final Examination 33% (of total grade)
Grades will be based on the following percentages:
90-100% - A
80-89% - B
70-79% - C
60-69% - D
00-59% - F
*Students should be advised that make-up test will not be given for missed chapter quizzes. In determining a student's overall quiz average, the final examination grade will be used as the percentage score for each missed quiz. This method will be used for a maximum of two missed chapter quizzes. For each additional missed quiz, a zero, (percentage points), will be utilized in determining the quiz average.
The IVC General Catalog states:
"Regular attendance in all classes is expected of all students enrolled. Instructors are expected to take a student's attendance record into account in computing grades. A student may be excluded from further attendance in a class during any semester when absences after the close of registration have exceeded the number of class hours which the class meets per week."
This policy will be taken into consideration during the semester concerning a student's continued participation in the class.
Disabled Student Programs and Services:
Any student with a documented disability who may need educational accommodations should notify the instructor or the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) office located in the Health Sciences Building, #2117, (760) 355-6312, as soon as possible.
Tentative Assignment & Test Schedule: (Subject to change)
Wk 1. Ch.1 - Hist. Law/Crime Wk 10. Ch.9 - Motions, Hearings
Wk 2. Ch.2 - Search and Seizure Wk 11. Ch.10 - Trial: Participants, Quiz
Wk 3. Ch.3 - The Arrest, Quiz Wk 12. Ch.11 - The Jury
Wk 4. Ch.4 - Initial Appearance Wk 13. Ch.12 - Trial Procedure
Wk 5. Ch.5 - Pretrial Proceedings Wk 14. Ch.13 - Jury Instruct, Quiz
Wk 6. Ch.6 - Place/Time of Trial Wk 15. Ch..14 - Verdict, Quiz
Wk 7. Ch.7 - The Trial, Quiz Wk 16. Ch.15 - Sent/Correct. Prob.
Wk 8. Ch.8 - Confront/Assist. Counsel Wk 17. Ch.16 - Sentencing Philosophy
Wk 9. Mid-Term Examination Wk 18. Final Examination