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

Fall 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
33143
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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

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
35614
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 35614 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.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35617
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 35617 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Spring 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.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33954
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

25 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 33954 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course except for Winter Intersession.

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
31570
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

21 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 31570 Students may contact instructor at: pamela.lizardi@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: Course fees include online access to class materials including textbooks required to complete this course.

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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