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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SPOTLIGHT

Carl Sainz

Carl Sainz
Administration of Justice Student

"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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