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Administration of Justice Degree (JUS)
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Program Overview:
Designed for in-service personnel and pre-service officers, the Administration of Justice program offers students a chance to learn what it is really like in the world of law and order. Such a degree can lead to positions in police departments, correctional facilities, the courts, probation and parole offices, working with juveniles, and even private enforcement agencies that often specialize in security or investigation. There are also jobs, in almost all federal agencies, as these offices have enforcement branches vital to everyday functions. Opportunities are dependent, of course, upon recruiting standards of each particular agency. Students should see an advisor for this program.

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Semester 1
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ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

JUS 1200
Introduction to Criminal Justice
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A survey and analysis of the criminal justice system, including an historical and philosophical overview of the development, with special emphasis on the system’s primary components and the relationship of these components in the administration of criminal justice in the United States.

JUS 1210
Criminal Law I
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This course introduces law as it applies to crime against persons, property, and the state with emphasis on laws of arrest. Special emphasis will also be placed on the elements of crimes and criminal law and procedures as applied in the Illinois Criminal Law Statutes and federal agency jurisdiction.

PEG 1137
First Aid & Safety Education
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This course is designed to teach basic first aid and emergency management procedures and skills for a variety of injuries and sudden illnesses.

PSY 1101
General Psychology I
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A survey of the study of human and animal behavior with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences. NO PREREQUISITE.

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15
Semester 2
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ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

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JUS 1221
Police Report Writing
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This course is designed to teach students police report writing skills. Emphasis will be on techniques appropriate to narrative structures necessary for operational police reports. Included are legal aspects, content, organization, and grammar. The focus is to produce a quality police report capable of withstanding courtroom scrutiny. Students will also learn how to document an investigation in a manner that communicates concise and factual information. Covered throughout the course are techniques and procedures for gathering information at certain stages during an investigation and documenting it in a logical and understandable format.

JUS 1205
Ethics for Police Officers
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The student will learn the importance of ethics as a part of law enforcement and everyday life. The student will understand the objective of ethical reflection, decision making and conduct as it relates to police officers. Students will learn the value of ethics as it relates to their future law enforcement career.

JUS 1211
Criminal Law II
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This course reflects the law as it pertains to the suspect and defendant's rights as guaranteed under the United States Constitution. Special emphasis will be placed on search and seizure, also the first fourteen amendments of the United States Constitution. PREREQUISITE: JUS 1210 Criminal Law I.

JUS 1225
Homeland Security
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This course will give students knowledge of the role of local and state police in dealing with the threat of terrorism on our nation and the relationship between the federal government and those local units of law enforcement to maintain homeland security.

JUS 1230
Substance Abuse Issues
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A survey of drug abuse in society. The role and relationship of community, legislation, and police in controlling vice, with emphasis on drugs will be discussed. Law enforcement intelligence and enforcement procedures will be studied.

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15
Semester 3
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JUS 1220
Youth and Administration of Justice
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An overview and analysis of the juvenile justice system in the United States. History and the philosophies of society’s reaction to juvenile behavior and problems. Interaction among the police, judiciary, and corrections are examined within the context of cultural influences. Introduces theoretical perspectives of causation and control.

JUS 2201
Criminal Investigations I
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An introductory course in the basic concepts of criminal investigations. The course will cover theory and procedures of criminal investigations and problems that can arise in criminal investigations. Emphasis will be focused on the preliminary criminal investigations, protection of the crime scene, protection of evidence, interviewing, and interrogations. PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor.

JUS 2240
Traffic Administration
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This course will present principles of traffic control, education, engineering and enforcement. It will also consider practical applications to traffic control and current research techniques.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

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ELEC
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Semester 4
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DAP 1201
Business Computer Systems
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A study of computer concepts, including the information processing cycle, file organization, data communications and operating systems and systems software. Applications software, including spreadsheets, database, word processing, presentation software, computer communications, operating systems, and Internet access and use with business-oriented computer hardware and software concepts emphasis. PREREQUISITE: Recommended one semester of typing.

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DAP 2202
Word Processing I
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This is an introductory course in which students will learn techniques of input, editing, and output specific to electronic word processors. PREREQUISITE: Previous keyboarding experience required.

JUS 2202
Criminal Investigation II
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An advanced study in criminal investigations that helps a student to prepare an investigation from the beginning to final court preparation with emphasis on report writing and court preparation. PREREQUISITE: JUS 2201 Criminal Investigations I.

JUS 2220
Police Organization & Operations
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A study of the historical, social, political and democratic aspects of administering police agencies. Topics such as police tasks, structures, principles and functions will be examined. Organizational interactions and managerial guidance mechanisms along with flow of information within the organization will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE: JUS 1200 Introduction to Criminal Justice.

SOC 2101
Principles of Sociology
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A study of society, including the rules, interactions and cultural patterns that organize everyday life. Includes the analysis of social conflict, the structure and function of institution, the dynamics of individual and group interactions, social stratification and interactions among diverse groups of people.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

Term Total
15
Program Total
60


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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