Administration of Justice

Justice scales

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.

Location

Applied Behavioral Sciences Department, Bldg. H
Administration of Justice office • H-106A
Phone:
 805.922.6966 ext. 3401

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed during the summer

Program Overview

A career in the Administration of Justice system means the opportunity and the chance to make a difference. It also requires complete dedication and total focus.

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
  • Corrections
  • Forensics
  • Criminology 
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.

Corrections

The field of Corrections includes federal, state and local parole, probation and correctional officers. Probation and Parole officers supervise adult or juvenile offenders in community based corrections programs. Correctional officers work in peni-tentiaries, jails, or youth camps; supervising inmates while in custody serving sentences or awaiting trial.

Forensics

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

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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Alfredo Rodriguez

Alfredo Rodriguez
Administration of Justice Student

"At Allan Hancock College, I save money and get outstanding education. The school is close to home , I like the campus, and the instructors know what they are teaching. I plan to go on to get a BA or Master's degree in psychology and then become a police officer and later on an FBI agent."
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Last Modified Apr 29, 2014