Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice is a career technical education program at Allan Hancock
College within the department of applied behavioral sciences. It resides in the Public
and Human Services industry sector.
Applied Behavioral Sciences Department, Bldg. H
Administration of Justice office • H-106A
Phone: 805.922.6966 ext. 3401
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed during the summer
The associate in science degree in Administration of Justice is considered an educational
foundation if your goal is to pursue a career in law enforcement, probation, parole, or investigations. Depending on your career interest, a bachelor’s degree may be required for employment.
Many law enforcement and probation positions require a higher level of education.
Our degree program is designed to provide you with a pathway leading to a bachelor’s
degree by offering four areas of emphasis:
- Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement covers a broad range of career opportunities and depending on your
interest; there are a variety of pathways you can choose.
The field of Corrections includes employment opportunities with federal, state and
local parole, probation and correctional agencies. Probation and Parole officers supervise
adult or juvenile offenders in community based corrections programs. Correctional
officers work in prisons, jails, or youth detention centers; supervising inmates while
in custody serving sentences or awaiting trial.
Those whose emphasis is in forensics will be trained in the scientific process, helping
solve crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence and other facts found at
a crime scene.
Criminology is primarily a research or teaching based profession and involves the
study of crime theories and the impact of criminal behavior on the criminal justice
system and society.
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"I am getting the jump-start I need in order to better my life and achieve my goal in becoming a police officer. The criminal justice classes Allan Hancock College offers piqued my interest in the field. I plan on graduating with an associate degree and transferring to a four-year university."
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