Jim Cerven

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Title: 
Administration of Justice Faculty
 Phone: 623.935.8924
 Location: OCT 151
Monday:
2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Tuesday:
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday:
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
Monday and Tuesday Office Hours in Ocotillo Hall Room151 Wednesday Office Hours in Ocotillo 116 Feel free to stop by the office at other times or you can make an appointment.

Jim.Cerven

Education 
B.S. Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
M.A. Criminal Justice
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Advanced Certificate in Terrorism Studies
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY
Biography 

Jim is currently the Program Director for Administration of Justice Studies at Estrella Mountain Community College teaching for the Program since 2007. He retired from the New York City Police Department in 2005 after 23 years of service in the rank of Detective Sergeant. He was assigned to the Organized Crime Investigation Division and has extensive investigative experience in upper level drug trafficking and violent drug gang investigations. He has testified as an expert witness in both federal and state court. He was a first responder to the World Trade Center terrorist attack on 9-11 and subsequently worked on the rescue and recovery effort. Jim teaches AJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice, AJS 123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice, AJS 201 Rules of Evidence, AJS 205 Effective Communication and Report Writing in Criminal Justice, AJS 230 The Police Function, AJS 260 Procedural Criminal Law and AJS 275 Criminal Investigation. He was formally recognized as a student mentor by the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in November of 2011 and 2013. 

College Service 
2010 to Present, Facilitator, Administration of Justice Studies, Study Hall/Program Advisement
2022-Present, Faculty Peer Mentor
2022-Present, Student Assessment Committee, Occupational Education Representative
2017 to 2023, Faculty Staffing Committee
2017-2018, Occupational Education Faculty Senate Rep
2012 to 2018, E 2 Student Mentor
2012 to 2016, Behavioral Intervention Team
2010 to 2016, Co-advisor Administration of Justice Studies Student Club
2010-2011-co-chair Criterion Team One
District Service 
2011-Present, Administration of Justice Studies Instructional Council, Voting Member
2011-2017, Administration of Justice Studies Articulation Task Force Lead
2014-2015, Chair, Administration of Justice Studies Instructional Council
Affiliations 
2009-2021, Arizona Justice Educators Association
Awards and Recognitions 

 2013 NISOD award for excellence in teaching.

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
AJS109 View class details for Substantive Criminal Law (AJS109)Substantive Criminal Law SPR24 MW 10:00am - 11:15am
JAN 17 - MAY 10
AJS201 View class details for Rules of Evidence (AJS201)Rules of Evidence SPR24 MAR 18 - MAY 10
AJS230 View class details for The Police Function (AJS230)The Police Function SPR24 R 1:00pm - 3:40pm
JAN 18 - MAY 10
AJS260 View class details for Procedural Criminal Law (AJS260)Procedural Criminal Law SPR24 MAR 18 - MAY 10
AJS275 View class details for Criminal Investigation I (AJS275)Criminal Investigation I SPR24 MW 11:30am - 12:45pm
MAR 18 - MAY 10
AJS101 View class details for Introduction to Criminal Justice (AJS101)Introduction to Criminal Justice FAL24 TR 1:00pm - 2:15pm
AUG 20 - DEC 13
AJS109 View class details for Substantive Criminal Law (AJS109)Substantive Criminal Law FAL24 MW 10:00am - 11:15am
AUG 19 - DEC 13
AJS230 View class details for The Police Function (AJS230)The Police Function FAL24 W 1:00pm - 3:40pm
AUG 21 - DEC 13
AJS260 View class details for Procedural Criminal Law (AJS260)Procedural Criminal Law FAL24 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm
AUG 20 - DEC 13
AJS275 View class details for Criminal Investigation I (AJS275)Criminal Investigation I FAL24 MW 11:30am - 12:45pm
AUG 19 - DEC 13

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