Pamela Lizardi

Adjunct Faculty - Judicial Studies

Administration of Justice Studies

480-899-6940 (alt)

Office Hours

I live part time in Show Low Arizona during the hot months and in Tempe Arizona in the winter months. I teach online so you are welcome to call me anytime at 480-899-6940.

Profile

I have completed my course work for my PHD in Educational Leadership through northern Arizona University in 2009. Retired from Show Low High School where I taught US History for 8 years. Prior to this I was appointed as the Training & Staff Development Administrator for the Trial Courts of Maricopa County in July 2003 after serving as the Training Coordinator for Maricopa County Limited Jurisdiction Courts since March 2002.  I served over 22years in the United States Army as a Military Police Officers, and retired as a First Sergeant.  I have had a successful 20 year training background, having written numerous training programs, most significantly is Improving One-on-One Training.  I hold a Masters in Education with Ottawa University.  I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  I have been adjunct faculty with Mesa Community College in the Judicial Studies program for over 10 years.  I hold certificates from the Arizona Dept. of Education in teaching Career & Technical Education, Business & Marketing, Adult Education, and Secondary Education in History & Business.  I continue to learn with two organizations, National Association of State Judicial Educators and the American Society of Training and Development, along with additional college classes.  All of my education was accomplished part-time at nights while I worked full-time and was taking care of an ageing parent. So I know the difficulties you face while taking classes, so please be in contact with me throughout the course. 

Classes Taught

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
29281
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

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 29281 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27569
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27569 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2022

AJS200 Current Issues In Criminal Justice 3 Credits
Examines current issues, techniques and trends in the Criminal Justice System. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37270
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/21/2022 - 05/13/2022

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 37270 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Summer 2022

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15679
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 06/30/2022

Closed

No 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.

Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu.

Fall 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 unless noted.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28233
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Open

24 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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 28233 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course, unless otherwise indicated
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28235
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

20 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 28235 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2022

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.
Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course, unless otherwise indicated
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30682
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

17 of 20
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 30682 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

EDUCATION

Certification in Principalship from Northern Arizona University, Fall 2009

Masters in Education, Ottawa University, Feb 2005

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, Secondary Education, July 2003

Ottawa University

Bachelors of Science in Business Management, October 2000

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona

AWARDS AND HONORS

People to People Teacher Edition 2007

Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak leaf Cluster

Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak leaf Clusters

Army Achievement Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters

Good Conduct Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Arizona Distinguished Service Medal

Arizona Meritorious Service Medal with 5th Award

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