The Administration of Justice Program studies the system used by local, state, and federal government to maintain social control, enforce laws, and fairly and impartially manage decisions rendered by the courts. Students will learn about the interaction and relationship of the system’s three major components: law enforcement, corrections, and the judiciary system. Individuals hired to work within the criminal justice field assume positions such as police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, correctional officers, private detectives and investigators, probation officers, bailiffs, correctional treatment specialists, security officers, and gaming surveillance officers.
Important Notice: Police and correctional candidates must be able to pass a comprehensive background investigation to determine that they are mentally, physically, and emotionally fit to perform law enforcement or correctional duties. (See Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 12, Subtitle 04, Chapter 01.)
- Specific regulations governing the hiring and certifying of Maryland police officers (ptcgenregs.pdf 160kb)
- Regulations governing the hiring and certifying of Maryland correctional officers (ctcgenregs.pdf 163kb)
- Administration of Justice, A.A.S.
- Administration of Justice, Arts and Sciences Option, A.A.
- Police Services, Administration of Justice Certificate