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Associate Degree in Administration of Justice

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Administration of Justice

The Administration of Justice curriculum is designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice and that students will have a smooth transition from the College to the four-year institution of their choice. Additionally, the program is also designed for students who want to receive an Associates Degree. A student in the AADJ program will learn several important aspects of the criminal justice system to include: the role and functions of the various components of the criminal justice system, various theories of criminological behaviors, ethical standards for criminal justice professionals, jusvenile justice issues, and criminal law and proceedure.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Problems
  • Modern College Mathematics
  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics
  • College Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus I
  • Statistics

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature
  • Criminal Law Procedure and Adjudication
  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Principles of Investigation


Social Science Elective

Third Semester

  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • Criminology


  • ADJ Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Humanities Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Terrorism
  • Policing in America
  • Corrections-Probation-Parole
  • The Youthful Offender
  • Biological Sciences
  • General Biology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Introduction to General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I
  • College Physics I

Scholarships & funding

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the three main segments of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Compare and contrast the main theories of criminological behavior.
  • Identify the impact of Juvenile Justice issues on Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections.
  • Compare and contrast the major ethical issues confronting criminal justice professionals with an emphasis on encouraging students to explore their own ethical and moral systems.
  • Illustrate the role of technology in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking on global issues affecting the criminal justice system.
  • Examine the importance of constitutional and statutory rights.

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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