The Division of Justice and Law Administration

Charles Mullaney, Chair
   mullaneyc@wcsu.edu
    Westside Classroom Building 402, Westside Campus
    (203) 837-8524
    (203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Charlene Parks, Division Secretary
    parksc@wcsu.edu
    Westside Classroom Building 349, Westside Campus
    (203) 837-8340
    (203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Faculty:

Corrections, Probation, Parole, and Offender Rehabilitation

G. Kain  K. Marino

Law Enforcement

M. Foley A. Markert

Legal Studies/Paralegal Option

C. Mullaney, Chair T. Dwyer

Criminology/Criminal Justice

K. Jordan F. Muska  D. Sharma

Adjunct Faculty

C. Biddle M. Deakin T. Deakin
W. Defeo D. Fuchs M. Greenstein
M. Kain J. Kendy A. Land
S. Monks T. Monks R. Montgomery
M. Rieve T. Schwartz K. Sharpe
T. Spence D. Sullivan K. Zercie

Mission

The administration of justice and law in the United States today is as pervasive as the law itself. Accordingly, the mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises.

The division has as its primary purposes: A) to enhance the students’ abilities to reason, to communicate in written and verbal form, and to engage in scholarship; B) to fulfill students’ career goals in the areas of the administration of justice, the regulatory, protective or rehabilitative services, or the law-related professions; and C) to assist students in pursuing undergraduate and graduate level education in law, criminology, public administration, rehabilitation services, criminal justice and associated areas.

The Division of JLA offers the bachelor of science degree, the Master of Science in Justice Administration degree and numerous undergraduate and graduate elective course offerings.

Bachelor of Science in Justice and Law Administration (B.S.)

Requirements:

General Education 42 semester hours
JLA Core Courses 36 semester hours
JLA Specialty Option Courses 15 semester hours
Electives 32 semester hours
Total 125 semester hours

JLA Core Courses:
 
 
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts
   JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I
   JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II
   JLA/SOC 201 Criminology (Prereq: JLA 100 or SOC 100)
   JLA/SOC 205 Juvenile Delinquency (Prereq: JLA 100 or SOC 100)
   JLA 210 Criminal Law
   JLA 240 Commercial Law
   JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I
   JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II
   JLA/PS 322 Constitutional Law
   JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA (Prereq: MAT 120)
   JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice & Law Administration [Prereq: JLA 400, writing-intensive course (W)]

Course Restrictions
For a complete list of prerequisites, corequisites and other restrictions for all courses, please consult the Course Description section of this catalog.

Justice and Law Administration Options

Corrections, Probation, Parole and Offender Rehabilitation Option (15 SH)

Requirements:

   JLA 312 Community Based Corrections
   JLA 342 Correctional Counseling and Offender Rehabilitation
   JLA 409 Addiction and Crime
   Electives: 6 SH of JLA courses approved by JLA adviser

Law Enforcement Option (15 SH)

Requirements:

    JLA 212 The Police and Social Order
    JLA 300 Management Issues in Law Enforcement (Prereq: JLA 212)
    JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process
    Electives: 6 SH of JLA courses approved by JLA adviser

Legal Studies Option (15 SH)

Requirements:

    JLA/WRT 321W Legal Writing, Research, & Analysis
    JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process
    JLA 408 Human Rights: With Liberty and Justice for All
    Electives: 6 SH of JLA courses approved by JLA adviser

Paralegal Studies Program (24 SH)

Requirements:
   JLA 245 Introduction to Civil Litigation
   JLA 250 Family Law
   JLA/FIN 318 Real Estate Law
   JLA/WRT 321W Legal Writing, Research and Analysis
   JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process
   JLA 339 Torts
   JLA 340 Wills, Estates, Trusts and Administration
   JLA 349 Justice & Law Administration Practicum

Criminology Option (15 SH)

Requirements:
     JLA/SOC 334 Organized Crime
     JLA/SOC 336 White Collar Crime
     JLA 410 Advanced Criminology

Plus two of the following:

     JLA/WS 301 Women and Criminal Justice
     JLA 345 Seminar on Violent Crime
     JLA 347 Justice Issues in Domestic & International Terrorism
     PSY 202 Abnormal Psychology
     PSY 209 Social Psychology and the Law
     SOC/ANT 330 Social and Cultural Theory

Learning Outcomes

A  JLA  graduate should be able to:

  • Engage in scholarship that is relevant to the options within the  JLA  program
  • Use quantitative, qualitative and critical thinking skills to analyze and propose solutions to practical problems in the areas of law, criminology, rehabilitation services, criminal  justice, and associated  areas.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the areas of written and oral communication

Minor in Division of Justice and Law Administration

To be accepted for the minor, a student must have an overall average of 2.3 or better. An average of 2.3 in all minor courses must be maintained to fulfill the requirements for the minor.

Requirements:

   JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I
   JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice ll
   JLA/PS 322 Constitutional Law
   Three JLA courses selected under the supervision of a JLA adviser

Additional Requirements of the Division of Justice and Law Administration

The Division of JLA is a unit of the ASB, yet because of its division status, it maintains some difference in its requirements from departments of the ASB. All requirements not delineated here are covered under the requirements of the ASB.

Admission to the Division of Justice and Law Administration

JLA adheres to the admission standards/requirements of the ASB.

Good Academic Standing and Graduation Requirement

In order to continue in good standing and graduate from the JLA Division and the ASB, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better.

The Division of JLA adheres strictly to the following policies of the ASB: academic probation and suspension, readmission to the ASB, other academic policies and course loads for full-time students.

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