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Administration of Justice

These certificated and/or degrees are designed for those who wish to enter the law enforcement field and related employment or to provide in-service training for employed officers.

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate and analyze the political and public administrative aspects of criminal justice organizations.
  • Understand and apply principles and procedures of the justice system from law enforcement to courts and corrections.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of police, courts, and corrections.
  • Analyze various forms of evidence and evaluate how they are obtained, evaluated, and presented in trial.
  • Employment for the corrections, probation, and parole occupational group is expected to increase 4% between 2017 and 2022 in the Inland Empire/Desert Region. A total of 3,013 job openings will be available over the five-year timeframe.
  • The entry-level wage for the corrections, probation, and parole occupational group is above the MIT Living Wage estimate of $12.30 per hour for a single adult living in the Inland Empire/Desert Region.
  • There appears to be an opportunity for program growth based on the average annual number of program completers for the selected community college program (155 average annual credentials), and the annual openings for the corrections, probation, and parole occupational group in the region (603 annual job openings).
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Barstow Police Officer’s Association (BPOA) 


The objective of the Barstow Police Officer’s Association is to unite all members for their economic, professional and social advancement. It shall be the aim of this association to secure for all members, just compensation for the performance of their professional duties and to improve conditions in the workplace and work environment. 


Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 


The ACJS is an international association designed to foster professional development and academic endeavors in the field of criminal justice. Established in 1963, the association promotes education, research and policy analysis. Members share ideas, knowledge and current trends in criminal justice. Student members can pursue development in various criminal justice sub-fields such as juvenile justice, victimology, public policy and more, and you will receive a subscription to the association newsletter. 

American Society of Criminology (ASC) 


Designed as a platform for the exchange of scholarly ideas, research, teaching and practice, the ASC is an international society with membership that includes students, practitioners and academics from the various criminal justice and criminology fields. Students make up nearly 30 percent of the overall membership in the ASC äóñ the world’s largest professional criminology society. Student members can receive awards and fellowships to strengthen their credentials and workforce opportunities. 


American Correctional Association (ACA) 


As the oldest and largest international criminal justice association in the world, the ACA serves all disciplines in the corrections profession and provides members with professional development opportunities and serves as an academic force in the field through research service and publications. Student members are given internship opportunities in prisons across the nation as well as a subscription to ACA’s association publication. 


American Jail Association (AJA) 


The AJA is the only professional organization in the nation that is devoted to issues specific to correctional facility operations. Members have the opportunity to contribute articles to the AJA’s award-winning publication and participate in training programs for career development. Student members receive discounts on educational and certification opportunities for professional development as well as a subscription to AJA’s bimonthly publication. 

American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) 


The APPA serves as the voice for criminal and juvenile justice professionals involved with pretrial, probation, parole and community-based corrections in the United States, Canada and other countries around the world. Members are also made up of students, educators, volunteers, victim service providers, citizens and more. Student members receive discounts on APPA training courses and well as full membership entitlements, including voting rights, participation in committees and more. 

Program Degrees/Certificates