George Mason University 1997-98 Catalog Catalog Index
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Administration of Justice Courses (ADJ)


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303 Experiencing the Criminal Process and System (3:3:0).Prerequisite: 60 hours. An experiential learning course designed to give pre-service administration of justice students a firsthand, practical journey through the criminal justice process and system.

377 Public Safety Officers and the Law (3:3:0). Prerequisite: English 302. The law applicable to fire and police protection, firefighters, and police officers, and their relationship to the public, their employers, the courts, and other societal institutions. Rights and obligations of the uniformed services in tort and criminal law, historical development of each, Virginia law, and other local topics are discussed. Writing-intensive course.

471 Prevention and Deterrence of Crime (3:3:0). (Cross-listed with SOCI 471.) Theoretical and practical strategies for crime prevention and deterrence. Social, environmental, and mechanical developments, police courts, and correctional elements of law enforcement in terms of current effectiveness and future potential for crime prevention are discussed.

480 Internship (3-6:0:0). Prerequisite: Open to administration of justice majors with 90 hours. Contact the Administration of Justice program one semester before enrollment. Approved work-study programs with specific employers or agencies. Credit is determined by the program.

490 Special Topics in Administration of Justice (1-3:1-3:0). Selected topics emphasizing recent developments in the field of administration of justice. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

590 Special Topics in Administration of Justice (1-3:1-3:0). Selected topics emphasizing recent developments in the field of administration of justice. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.


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