Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society
The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska Legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice-related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides services to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.
Not sure what to take next semester? Check out the justice and legal studies courses the Justice Center has to offer! Registration opens on Nov. 15!
Consider getting your feet wet while fulfilling a Tier 2 Social Science GER with the following courses: JUST A110 Intro to Criminal Justice; JUST A251 Theories of Crime & Criminal Offending; JUST A330 Justice and Society; and LEGL A101: Intro to Law.
Congratulations to our Legal Studies program and its faculty for making the cut! UAA's Legal Studies program has been named one of the best bachelor's in legal studies for 2022! BachelorsDegreeCenter.org editors focused on reputable, accredited institutions known for quality. Check out our Spring 2022 courses! Questions? Contact Dr. Ryan Fortson at email@example.com.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault and the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center have released the results of the 2020 Alaska Victimization Survey. The 2020 phone survey included 2,100 women in Alaska over the age of 18 who answered questions related to their experiences with physical and psychological intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual violence. Read the final report.
The Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC) at the University of Alaska Anchorage has released Alaska Police Officer Use of Deadly Force: 2010-2020, a new report that compiles 11 years of case files from the Alaska Department of Law Office of Special Prosecutions (OSP) involving police officer use of deadly force from 2010 to October 2020, covering a total of 92 incidents, 100 citizens, and 295 officers. This is the first time Alaska-specific data have been compiled and examined across a multi-year time span—representing a valuable new resource for data-informed decision making. Read the full review.
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University of Alaska Anchorage
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Anchorage, AK 99508
We've asked recent Justice Center graduates what their plans were after graduation. Here's what they had to say:
"After graduation, I plan to continue working as a paralegal. I have also applied for law school and hope to attend in the fall of 2021!"
— Gloria Miller
BA Legal Studies, Justice Minor, Fall 2020
"They say doors open with a degree. My immediate plans are to see what's out there, hopefully in the justice field. Long-term goals depend on those immediate plans and I am hoping that whatever it is, I am happy and made a difference."
— Shawna Lee
BA Justice, Fall 2020
"Joining the Anchorage Police Department."
— Alexander Choi
BA Justice, Fall 2020