Administration of Justice


  • CTE Sector: Public Services
  • CTE Pathway: Public Safety
  • Located at: La Serna and Santa Fe
  • Recommended Prerequisite: None

Course Description

This course is designed to provide classroom instruction to prepare students for employment or advanced training in law enforcement or law enforcement related careers. Students will learn about local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as private security. Students will learn about the criminal justice system and laws. A portion of the career development may involve training at a post secondary institution. This course is articulated with Rio Hondo College AJ 101 (3 units). Students must receive an A or B in this class to apply for Rio Hondo College credit. Students must take Rio Hondo College exam.

Administration of Justice is designed to expose students to occupations within the criminal justice system and prepare students for college-level criminal justice coursework. Students will explore the criminal justice system through the study of the causes of crime, the U.S. legal system, the organization and role of law enforcement, the judicial system, corrections, and juvenile justice.

Integrated throughout the course are standards for Career Ready Practice and Academic Content Standards which include: appropriate technical skills and academic knowledge; communication skills; career planning; applied technology; critical thinking and problem solving; personal health and financial literacy; citizenship, integrity, ethical leadership and effective management; work productively while integrating cultural and global competence; creativity and innovation; reliable research strategies, and environment, social and economic impacts of decisions.