Bert Ouderkirk

Residential Faculty - Administration of Justice

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Administration of Justice Studies

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Classes Taught

Fall 2021

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course unless noted.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
21740
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

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
24255
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closed

AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3 Credits
The scientific analysis and examination of physical evidence with emphasis on scientific investigation, recognition, collection, and preservation of evidence. Topics include fingerprints, shoe prints, tool marks, firearms identification, paint chips and arson. Prerequisites: None.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23440
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 23440 Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

21753
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course, unless otherwise indicated
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
21763
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 10/15/2021

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 21763 Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course, unless otherwise indicated
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
21752
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

Winter Intersession 2021

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course except for Winter Intersession.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29073
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/20/2021 - 01/14/2022

Open

16 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29073 Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

Winter Intersession Classes

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29074
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/20/2021 - 01/14/2022

Open

21 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29074 Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

Winter Intersession Classes

Spring 2022

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course except for Winter Intersession.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27548
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

19 of 25
Seats Available

29562
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

23 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29562 Students may contact instructor at: bert.ouderkirk@mesacc.edu

AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3 Credits
Covers philosophy of legal sanctions and historical development from the common law to modern American criminal law, classifications of crimes, elements of and parties to crimes, general definition of crimes, common defenses utilized. Includes specific offenses and the essential elements of each offense. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27556
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

17 of 25
Seats Available

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
35181
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

13 of 25
Seats Available

AJS215 Criminalistics: Physical Evidence 3 Credits
The scientific analysis and examination of physical evidence with emphasis on scientific investigation, recognition, collection, and preservation of evidence. Topics include fingerprints, shoe prints, tool marks, firearms identification, paint chips and arson. Prerequisites: None.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29282
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

17 of 25
Seats Available

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29564
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

19 of 25
Seats Available

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