Kerry L. Muehlenbeck, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice Studies

Office: SC 14 - Room: SCO-3W

480-461-7354

480-844-3135 (fax)

Office Hours

Office hours vary by semester.  Please call 480-461-7080 for more information. 

Classes Taught

Fall 2019

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
24077
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Class Ended

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. Required in AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24114
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24114 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: kerry.muehlenbeck@mesacc.edu

24121
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

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
27237
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3 Credits
Concerned with the understanding of procedural criminal law. Examines the rationale underlying major court holdings, the procedural requirements that stem from these holdings, and their effect on the daily operations of the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24107
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Class Ended

24106
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Ended

Notes: Class 24106 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: kerry.muehlenbeck@mesacc.edu

Spring 2020

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. Required in AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24899
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

18 of 28
Seats Available

24900
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Open

5 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Class 24900 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: kerry.muehlenbeck@mesacc.edu

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
24901
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

9 of 34
Seats Available

AJS210 Constitutional Law 3 Credits
An examination of the U.S. Constitution as it relates to the law enforcement function. Includes statutory law and judicial decisions governing the areas of arrest, search and seizure, interrogations and confessions, self-incrimination and other constitutional guarantees. Required in AJS curriculum. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36511
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

24 of 28
Seats Available

AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3 Credits
Concerned with the understanding of procedural criminal law. Examines the rationale underlying major court holdings, the procedural requirements that stem from these holdings, and their effect on the daily operations of the criminal justice system. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24917
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

23 of 28
Seats Available

Degrees & Awards

B.S., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D

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