Administration of Justice (AJ)

Make a difference in our community with a career in administration of justice (AJ). AJ is a broad field that encompasses the criminal justice system, law enforcement, private security, corrections, homeland security, and natural land and resource development. UH Maui’s College’s Administration of Justice program will train you to be a successful member of a law enforcement team. Earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in 2 years* or a certificate degree for specialty areas in even less time.


Certificate of Competence (CO)
Certificate of Achievement (CA)
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

*Program length depends on student placement and credit load.

The Administration of Justice program serves the following broad purposes: to provide general academic knowledge, concepts, and theory pertaining to the criminal justice system; to meet the pre-service needs of those preparing for careers in law enforcement, private security, or other field related to administration of justice; and to meet in-service educational and training needs of professionals in the administration of justice field.

Police Officers may receive up to 21 Administration of Justice credits for completing basic police training as required by government law enforce ment agencies, after successfully earning 12 college credits at UH Maui College.

Contact the program coordinator, Ryan Daniels, at 984-3219, or by email at ryanbkd@hawaii.edu for latest program scheduling cycles.

Upon successful completion of the AJ Program, the student should be able to:

    1. Define and describe how to keep self and others safe in the specific context of a professional work assignment.
    2. Write clear and accurate reports.
    3. Assess and respond appropriately to potential conflict situations.
    4. Demonstrate the maintenance of physical and mental fitness, utilize stress management techniques and maintain a drug-free lifestyle.
    5. Use critical observation skills and preserve a chain of evidence.
    6. Communicate with a diverse population in a culturally sensitive manner, both verbal and non-verbal.
    7. Perform independently and inter-dependently to accomplish shared professional outcomes.
    8. Design career plans/options in the Administration of Justice profession and develop strategies (pathways) to progress in professional development.
    9. Apply within the legal/ethnical parameters of the justice profession knowledge of laws, rules of evidence, confidentiality.
    10. Demonstrate ability to interact with the public and co-workers in ways that effectively support “justice for all.”
Corrections I: 9 credits
Administration of Justice 101(3), 150(3), Sociology 100 or 218(3)
Corrections II: 9 credits
Administration of Justice 221(3), 250(3), Psychology 100 or 170(3) (Prereq: Corrections I)
Law Enforcement I: 9 credits
Administration of Justice 101(3), 221(3), Sociology 218(3)
Law Enforcement II: 9 credits
Administration of Justice 223(3), 230(3), Psychology 100 or 170(3) (Prereq: Law Enforcement I)
Private Security I: 9 credits
Administration of Justice 101(3), 170(3), Sociology 100 or 218(3)
Private Security II: 9 credits
Administration of Justice 221(3), 270(3), Psychology 100 or 170(3) (Prereq: Private Security I)
Administration of Justice 101(3), 200(3), 293v(3)
Administration of Justice 103 or 170(3)
Administration of Justice 234 or 270(3)
Administration of Justice 221, 226, 230, 231, or 232(3)
Anthropology 200 or Hawaiian Studies 107(3)
Psychology 100 or 170(3)
COM 145, BUS/COM 130, or SP 151(3)
English 100 or 106(3)**
Mathematics 100 or higher, or BUSN 189(3)***
All CA courses(33) plus:
Administration of Justice 221(3), 224(3)
Administration of Justice electives (9) from this list:*
AJ 103(3), 104(3), 150(3), 170(3), 226(3), 230(3), 231(3), 232(3), 234(3), 250(3), 270(3)
Administration of Justice 210 or 223(3)
Sociology 100 or 218(3) – Social Science elective
Humanities elective(3)
Natural Science elective(3) – except PHYS 50

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence:

First Semester (Fall)
AJ 101 Introduction to Administration of Justice
Administration of Justice Elective
SOC 100 Survey of General Sociology, or
  SOC 218 Introduction to Social Problems
COM 145, BUS/COM 130, or SP 151
ENG 100 or 106**
Second Semester (Spring)
AJ 103 Criminal Investigation, or
  AJ 170 Private Security
AJ 200 Procedures in the Hawai‘i Justice System
Administration of Justice Elective
ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology, or
  HWST 107 Hawai‘i: Center of the Pacific
MATH 100 or higher, or BUSN 189***
Third Semester (Fall)
AJ 221 Criminal Law (if taken for CA, add 3 cr. AJ elective)
AJ 210 Juvenile Justice, or
  AJ 223 Arrest, Search and Seizure
Administration of Justice elective
PSY 100 Survey of Psychology, or
  PSY 170 Psychology of Adjustment
Humanities elective
Fourth Semester (Spring)
AJ 224 Rules of Evidence
AJ 234 Police-Community Relations, or
  AJ 270 Loss Prevention
AJ 221 Criminal Law, or AJ 226 Economic Crimes, or
  AJ 230 Principles of Police Supervision, or
  AJ 231 Stress in Policing, or AJ 232 Officer Survival
AJ 293v Administration of Justice Internship
Natural Science elective – except PHYS 50
*Note: Courses required for the Certificate of Achievement.
**Note: ENG 22 or 55 may be substituted for the Certificate of Achievement for those not going on to the AAS degree.
***Note: MATH 18/82 may be substituted for the Certificate of Achievement for those not going on to the AAS degree.