College of the Siskiyous

ADJ 1001 - Introduction to Administration of Justice

Online Course Information

Spring 2020 (Section #3344) - 1/27-3/20

Course Description: Introduction to Administration of Justice is an introductory course that provides students with an understanding of the functions of law enforcement, the courts, and corrections in dispensing justice. The class will cover the history, theory and philosophy of Administration of Justice in America.

Additional Information: This course will be taught using Canvas our Learning Management System (LMS). Canvas will be utilized for submission of homework, quizzes, and other assignments.
This is a short-term, intensive 8 week course. We will be covering approximately two chapters and associated assignments each week.
If you have questions about this class, please email the instructor at

Required Textbook: Criminal Justice Today, An Introductory Text for the 21st Century, 15th edition, by Frank Schmalleger, ISBN: 978-0-13-474975-4. This textbook is available at the COS Bookstore or at various online outlets. The textbook is also available for semester rental and available as an eBook online, both at a reduced cost. Please contact the COS Bookstore for further information. One copy of the text will be on reserve at the Weed campus library.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's)

The student will learn the history and development of law enforcement in America, the operations of the criminal court system, and the function and purpose of corrections. The student will also learn about current issues and challenges facing the administration of justice in America.

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