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ADMJ 3 - Community and the Justice System

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In this course, we examine the complex, dynamic relationship between the justice system and the communities it serves, in addressing crime and conflict.

Students analyze the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population.

Topics may include consensus and conflicting values in culture, religion and law.


Scott Moller graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in 1995. Upon admission to the bar, he pursued a civil litigation practice for three years, then began his career as a prosecutor, representing the state of Wisconsin in criminal cases. He served as a prosecutor for the next 15 years, handling cases in a number of jurisdictions across the state. While working as a prosecutor, he offered educational seminars for police officers and taught at Nicolet College. He now serves as a full-time professor and chair of the Department of Administration of Justice at Monterey Peninsula College.