ADJ 118 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                   Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Administration of Justice

Course Number and Title:   ADJ 118, Crisis Intervention and Critical Issues

Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:  3                     Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:    3


I.        Catalog Description: Addresses basic problems involved in crisis intervention and current critical issues in law enforcement and the administration of justice; emphasizes practical approaches to discover and implement solutions. 


II.        Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: This course is a third semester, dually enrolled course and is a required course in order to fulfill all requirements for the Criminal Justice program at the Career and Technical Center.  ADJ 100 and ADJ 116 are prerequisites for this course.


III.            Required background:  Eligibility for ENG 111


IV.        Course Content:

A.               Crisis Intervention (CI) when dealing with domestic violence

B.               CI in dealing with sexual assault victims

C.               CI in dealing with high risk or at risk suicide victims

D.               CI in dealing with school violence

E.               CI in dealing with child abuse

F.                CI in dealing with elder abuse

G.               CI in dealing with terrorism

H.               Community resources to effectively handle crisis intervention situations

I.                  Preparing for a job in the law enforcement or emergency services field


V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students

 will be able to:

VI.  Evaluation


A.   Define the nature and types of highly emotional situations such as domestic violence, sexual assault, violence in the school setting, child and elder abuse and terrorist actions.

B.   Gain a greater understanding of the application of crisis intervention to those who have survived specific trauma including domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, terrorist acts, etc.

C.   Propose methods of interacting with persons related to a crisis incident and with victims of trauma or injury.

D.   Describe how intervention in crisis    situations might affect the law enforcement and emergency services worker. 

E.   Develop appreciation for the many unique and complex problems—scarce resources for example—faced by law enforcement and emergency services workers.

Students will be evaluated by quizzes, tests, examinations, papers on special projects as determined by faculty.


All students must complete systematic writing assignments beyond tests as defined by faculty.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.

VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Information Literacy
Cultural and Social Understanding
Critical Thinking