Bert Ouderkirk

Residential Faculty - Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice Studies

480-461-7142

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Credits
An introduction to crime and society's responses to it. Examines the nature and causes of crime, the criminal law, constitutional safeguards, and the organization and operation of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, jails, prisons, probation and parole departments, and community corrections agencies. Covers the history of the criminal justice system, terminology and career opportunities. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27682
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Class Started

24927
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 24927 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

AJS112 Wellness For Law Enforcement Officers 3 Credits
The value of physical fitness in law enforcement and the basic elements of strength training, aerobic conditioning, flexibility, nutrition, and back injury prevention. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27010
MC OFFSITE
MPD
Lecture/Lab
01/20/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

Seats Available

Notes: Class 27010 is intended for the recruits of the Mesa Police Department only.

AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice 3 Credits
Introduces and explores ethical issues and the justice system. Focuses on ethics and the law, the police, courts and corrections. Reviews ethical theory, concepts and practices as they relate to administration of justice. Explores issues of how media/social media shape ethics. Encourages critical thinking and value decision making in criminal justice system situations. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27011
MC OFFSITE
MPD
Lecture
01/20/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

Seats Available

Notes: Class 27011 is intended for the recruits of the Mesa Police Department only.

AJS192 Serial Killers And Mass Murderers 3 Credits
The study of serial killers, mass murderers and their victims. Examines the history and frequency of these crimes, profiles the killers and their victims, explores theories of causation, and discusses the problems and techniques of investigation, prosecution, punishment, and prevention. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24921
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 24921 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

AJS213 Evidence Technology/Fingerprints 3 Credits
Fundamental principles and processes of fingerprints to include identification, interpretation, and classification. In addition, students will apply fingerprinting latent fingerprint developing, preservation of evidence and the chain of custody. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36512
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

AJS225 Criminology 3 Credits
Study of deviance, society's role in defining behavior; theories of criminality and the economic, social, and psychological impact of crime; relationships between statistics and crime trends. Examines crime victimization and the various types of crime and categories of offenders. Required in the AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24922
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

AJS230 The Police Function 3 Credits
Theories of procedures and methods of operations of public police with emphasis on discretionary powers available to the working police officer. Career opportunities and current trends in law enforcement presented. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27012
MC OFFSITE
MPD
Lecture
01/20/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

Seats Available

Notes: Class 27012 is intended or the recruits of the Mesa Police Department only.

AJS240 The Correction Function 3 Credits
Examines the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27013
MC OFFSITE
MPD
Lecture
01/20/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

Seats Available

Notes: Class 27013 is intended or the recruits of the Mesa Police Department only.

AJS258 Victimology and Crisis Management 3 Credits
Victimology, the criminal justice system, techniques of crisis intervention, and the importance of a multicultural and global perspective. Includes sexual assault, family violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, the role of substance abuse, effective coping skills, appropriate community resources and the responsiveness of the justice system. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24892
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

AJS270 Community Relations 3 Credits
Examination, recognition and understanding of community problems; community action programs; methods of coping with human behavior, victimology, conflict and communication; ethnic and minority cultures and environments; the community and relationships with the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27014
MC OFFSITE
MPD
Lecture
01/20/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

Seats Available

Notes: Class 27014 is intended for the recruits of the Mesa Police Department only.

AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3 Credits
Introduction to the theory of criminal investigation. Examines crime scene procedures, case preparation, interviewing, and basic investigative techniques. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24919
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 24919 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

27686
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Class Started

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