The Division of Justice and law Administration

Michael O. Foley, Chair
Westside Classroom Building 349c, Westside Campus
(203) 837-8597
(203) 837- 8527 (fax)

Helen Tomasko, Department Secretary
Westside Classroom Building 349, Westside Campus
(203) 837-8340
(203) 837- 8527 (fax)


Corrections, Probation, Parole, and Offender Rehabilitation

G. Kain D. Machell

Law Enforcement

M. Foley, Chair A. Markert

Legal Studies/Paralegal Option

C. Mullaney

Criminology/Criminal Justice

K. Jordan F. Muska

Adjunct Faculty

C. Biddle W. Davenson M. Deakin
T. Deakin W. Defeo J. Fairchild
M. Kain J. Kendy E. Kulhawik
A. Land S. Monks T. Monks
R. Montgomery T. Schwartz K. Zercie


The administration of justice and law in the United States today is as pervasive as the law itself. Accordingly, the mission of the Division of Justice and Law Administration (JLA) is to provide an integration of substantive and practical education in courses of study designed to prepare students for a variety of career choices in law, public service, social systems and private enterprises. The division has as its primary purposes: A) to enhance the students’ abilities to reason, to communicate in written and verbal form, and to engage in scholarship; B) to fulfill students’ career goals in the areas of the administration of justice, the regulatory, protective or rehabilitative services, or the law-related professions; and C) to assist students in pursuing undergraduate and graduate level education in law, criminology, public administration, rehabilitation services, criminal justice and associated areas. The Division of Justice and Law Administration offers the bachelor of science degree, the Master of Science in Justice Administration degree, and numerous undergraduate and graduate elective course offerings.

Bachelor of Science in Justice and Law Administration (B.S.)


General Education 42 semester hours
JLA Core Courses 39 semester hours
JLA Specialty Option Courses 15 semester hours
Electives 29 semester hours
Total 125 semester hours

JLA Core Courses:

FIN 220 Business Statistics I (Prereq: MAT 118 or 133 or 135)
MIS 260 Information Systems Concepts
JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice I
JLA 150 Introduction to Criminal Justice II
JLA/SOC 201 Criminology (Prereq: JLA 100 or SOC 100)
JLA/SOC 205 Juvenile Delinquency (Prereq: JLA 100 or SOC 100)
JLA 210 Criminal Law
JLA 240 Commercial Law
JLA 305 Justice and Law Administration I
JLA 310 Justice and Law Administration II
JLA/PS 322 Constitutional Law
JLA 400 Research Methodology in JLA (Prereq: FIN 220)
JLA 405 Research Seminar in Justice & Law Administration [Prereq: JLA 400, writing intensive course (W)]

Corrections, Probation, Parole and Offender Rehabilitation Option (15 SH)


JLA 312 Community Based Corrections
JLA 342 Correctional Counseling and Offender Rehabilitation
JLA 409 Addiction and Crime

Electives: 6 SH of JLA courses approved by JLA adviser

Law Enforcement Option (15 SH)


JLA 212 The Police and Social Order
JLA 300 Management Issues in Law Enforcement (Prereq: JLA 212)
JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process

Electives: 6 SH of JLA courses approved by JLA adviser

Legal Studies Option (15 SH)


JLA/ENG 321 Legal Writing, Research, & Analysis
JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process
JLA 408 Human Rights: with Liberty and Justice for All

Electives: 6 SH of JLA courses approved by JLA adviser

Paralegal Studies Program (24 SH)


JLA 323 Criminal Procedure and Process
JLA 245 Introduction to Civil Litigation
JLA/ENG 321 Legal Writing, Research and Analysis
JLA 339 Torts
JLA 340 Wills, Estates and Trusts Administration
JLA/FIN 318 Real Estate Law
JLA 250 Family Law
JLA 349 Justice & Law Administration Practicum (Prereq: permission of instructor)

Criminology Option (15 SH)


JLA/SOC 334 Organized Crime
JLA/SOC 336 White Collar Crime
JLA 410 Advanced Criminology (Prereq: JLA/SOC 201; writing intensive course)

Plus two of the following courses:

PSY 202 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 209 Social Psychology and the Law
SOC 330 Social and Cultural Theory
JLA/WS 301 Women and Criminal Justice
JLA 345 Seminar on Violent Crime (Prereq: JLA/SOC 201; PSY 100)
JLA 347 Justice Issues in Domestic & International Terrorism

Minor in Division of Justice and Law Administration

To be accepted for the minor, a student must have an overall average of 2.3 or better. An average of 2.3 in all minor courses must be maintained to fulfill the requirements for the minor.


JLA 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
JLA/PS 322 Constitutional Law
Four (4) JLA courses selected under the supervision of a JLA adviser

Additional Requirements of the Division of Justice and Law Administration

The Division of Justice and Law Administration is a unit of the Ancell School of Business, yet because of its division status, it maintains some difference in its requirements from departments of the Ancell School. All requirements not delineated here are covered under the requirements of the Ancell School.


Admission to the Division of Justice and Law Administration

JLA adheres to the admission standards/requirements of the Ancell School.

Good Academic Standing and Graduation Requirement

In order to continue in good standing and graduate from the JLA Division and the Ancell School, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better.

The Division of Justice and Law Administration adheres strictly to the following policies of the Ancell School of Business:  academic probation and suspension, readmission to the Ancell School, other academic policies, and course loads for full-time students.

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