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Spring 2010   Introduction to the Administration of Justice   3 units

Section 4012   Class Begins January 25, 2010

Course Description

Philosophy and history of the criminal justice system, including the roles, function of the local, state and federal jurisdictions.  The roles, functions and interrelationships among law enforcement agencies, courts, and corrections.  Crime causation, correctional theory, analysis and the social impact of crime.

  • Instructor:  Kristy Paine
  • Email:  emergency:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Author: PJ Ortmeier  ISBN# 978 013 113 7776
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Email the instructor after you sign up for the class. Log into Etudes the first day of class (1/25).
  • Assignments & Tests: Students will complete modules which  include vocabulary, essay questions, discussion board and a test.  Additionally, the student has to complete a subject paper (3-5 pages) and an interview paper (3-5 pages).
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link