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Administration of Justice LPC
AJ 50 Intro to Admin of Justice 3.00 Units
History and philosophy of administration of justice in America; recapitulation of the system; identifying the various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics, education and training for professionalism in the system.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 54 Investigative Reporting 3.00 Units
Investigative reports with emphasis upon accuracy and details necessary. Includes arrest reports, incident reports, and miscellaneous field reports. Techniques and methods used to cover information; how to analyze and present information in a clear and concise report. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 55 Intro to Correctional Science 3.00 Units
Aspects of modern correctional process as utilized in rehabilitation of adult and juvenile offenders. Emphasis on custody, rehabilitation and treatment programs as recognized by modern penology. Exploration of career opportunities.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 60 Criminal Law 3.00 Units
Historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions, definitions, classification of crime, and their application to the system of administration of justice; frequently used Penal Code and other code sections; case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 61 Evidence 3.00 Units
Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 63 Criminal Investigation 3.00 Units
This course addresses the techniques, procedures, and ethical issues in the investigation of crime, including organization of the investigative process, crime scene searches, interviewing and interrogating, surveillance, source of information, utility of evidence, scientific analysis of evidence and the role of the investigator in the trial process.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 64 Patrol Procedures 3.00 Units
Responsibilities, techniques of observation, community relations and methods of police patrol. Emphasis on legal practical aspects.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 66 Juvenile Procedures 3.00 Units
This course is an examination of the origin, development, and organization of the juvenile justice system as it evolved in the U.S. justice system. The course explores the theories that focus on juvenile law, courts and processes, and the constitutional protections extended to juveniles in the U.S justice system. Strongly Recommended: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 68 Police Ethics and Leadership 3.00 Units
This course will explore the ethical, legal and moral complexities of law enforcement in a democracy. From the initial application process and background investigation of a potential law enforcement recruit, to the working law enforcement officer, the course will examine society's need for ethical behavior and leadership by law enforcement agencies and the personal commitment to ethical behavior and ethical leadership by individual law enforcement officers, both on the job and in their private lives.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 70 Community Relations 3.00 Units
This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. Topics may include the consensus and conflicting values in Culture, Religion, and Law.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 74 Gangs and Drugs 3.00 Units
Definition of a gang and gang activity. Historical and cultural aspects. Interrelationships among local, national and international gangs, including prison gangs. Gang activity in relation to drug trafficking.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 78 Intro to Probation and Parole 3.00 Units
The history, evolution and current state of probation and parole in the United States, with an emphasis on the differences and similarities of both. Modern trends, such as the justice model, determinate sentencing, restorative justice, “broken windows” supervision, and intensive supervision in the adult and juvenile system are also examined. The course includes discussion of the community resources that can be brought to bear on the correctional task and the concept of shock probation. Designed for students interested in the field of law enforcement or probation/parole. Strongly Recommended: AJ 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 87A PC 832 Arrest 1.50 Units
Leadership, professionalism and ethics; laws of arrest; arrest and control; search and seizure; investigative report writing; methods of arrest; investigation and communications; use of force; evidence; cultural diversity/discrimination. Designed to satisfy the 2019 revised requirements of Penal Code 832. Prerequisite: Must demonstrate ability to lawfully possess a firearm and be able to pass DOJ firearms clearance.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9954 Defensive Tactics Instructor 2.50 Units
Designed to instruct new and/or potential instructors in the methodologies and practices associated with teaching weaponless defense tactics. Students will develop and be able to demonstrate psycho-motor skill proficiency in suspect control, arrest techniques and searches. Emphasis will also be placed on instructing students in the elements associated with circuit training and physical conditioning self evaluation programs. This course is certified through California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Designed for full-time peace officer, reserve officer or correctional officer.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9965 Internal Affairs Investigation 1.50 Units
Designed to teach the student the proper investigative techniques into alleged misconduct by California peace officers, correctional officers and others in the employ of any California agency that employs peace officers. The student will learn the legal, ethical, moral and technical standards by which these investigations shall be conducted under state law and the discipline that may result from the outcome. This class is designed for POST certified peace officers who hold a minimum of a basic POST certificate or civilian police employees who have been designated by their respective agency as an IA investigator.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9969 Firearms Instructor 2.50 Units
Designed to train individuals to be firearms instructors. Covers basic firearms knowledge, teaching techniques and lesson planning, range preparation, combat shooting techniques and safety. A California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified course designed for full-time peace officers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9979 Basic Police Cyclist 1.50 Units
A course designed for those newly assigned to bicycle patrol work. Covers basic cycling principles and skills, including riding in traffic, bicycle fitness, gear selection, basic maintenance, health and nutrition, emergency handling skills, hazard evasion, night riding, patrol tactics, legal issues, traffic laws and scenarios. This is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified course for regular or reserve peace officers in federal, state, or local law enforcement.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9980 Rifle Marksmanship & Sniper 2.00 Units
A course designed to provide the necessary rifle and tactical skills for the Sniper/Observer to function in support of high-risk law enforcement operations. Course content includes team missions, organization, marksmanship skills, field craft, ballistics, information collection, reporting procedures and tactical command post. This is a California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified course designed for regular or reserve peace officers in federal, state, or local law enforcement.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9982 Patrol Rifle Instructor 1.50 Units
Instruction and practical exercises focused on the specific needs of the rifle instructor. Includes the use and application of the rifle as it pertains to law enforcement and the skills to instruct others in its use and maintenance. A California Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) certified course designed for full-time peace officers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9987 Basic S.W.A.T. 2.50 Units
Introduces officers to basic weapons and tactical skills associated with the responsibilities of a SWAT team member. Training includes member selection and team make-up, keys to survival, introduction to tactical weapons and movement of fire, weapon retention and take away, tactical building searches, rappelling, incident management under SMEAC and liability issues. This is a California Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified course designed for full-time peace officers approved for SWAT training for their agency.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9995 Firearms/Tact Rifle Response .50 Units
The Patrol Rifle/Carbine Operator course is a 24-hour course that provides instruction and practical exercises focused on the specific needs of the police rifle operator. The course includes the use and application of the patrol rifle as it pertains to Law Enforcement and the skills to properly maintain it. Students will gain hands-on experience with the patrol rifle. The class will include, but will not be limited to, the following topics: nomenclature, disassembly, assembly, loading, unloading, stoppage clearance, principles of marksmanship, patrol deployment, reloading drills, care and cleaning, low light firing, transition drills, use of cover, close quarter battle, moving/multiple targets, firing on the move, malfunction/stoppage drills, qualification courses of fire and written test. This course is designed for full-time sworn law enforcement and/or active duty military personnel.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
AJ 9998 POST Basic Supervisory 4.50 Units
This course will cover the basic theories of leadership as they apply to problem-solving. The principles of authority and command will also be explored; as will the concept of failure as it relates to organizational decision-making. Examples will be offered from various models of leadership, including historic leadership styles, command and control, and leadership roles. Problem-solving/decision-making and strategic planning are current themes to be covered in the context of leadership. Prerequisite: AJ 9997 with a minimum grade of Pass or Possession of a Basic California POST Certificate
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 

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