Justice Center

  • Justice Center

    We are a teaching and research unit offering academic programs in Justice and Legal Studies. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in justice issues including the courts, corrections, policing, recidivism, violence against women, and substance abuse.

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Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society



Faculty and staff are working remotely at this time. Please leave a detailed message at (907) 786-1810. Messages are reviewed and responded to Monday through Friday.





  • Cover of Alaska Police Officer Use of Deadly Force by AJiCAJiC recommends standardized database for tracking officer use of deadly force

    April 22, 2021

    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 casefiles 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.

    Until recently, little data existed regarding police use of deadly force. The FBI's National Use-of-Force data collection only began accepting data in 2019. This is the first time Alaska-specific data have been compiled and examined across a multi-year timespan—representing a valuable new resource for data-informed decision making. You can read the full review here.

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Phone: (907) 786-1810

Fax: (907) 786-7777

Email:  uaa.justice@alaska.edu

Justice Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
PSB Suite 234,
3211 Providence Drive

AnchorageAK 99508


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What's Next?

We've asked recent Justice Center graduates what their plans were after graduation. Here's what they had to say:

  • Portrait of Gloria Miller

    "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

  • Portrait of Shawna Lee

    "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

  • Portrait of Alexander Choi

    "Joining the Anchorage Police Department."

    — Alexander Choi
    BA Justice, Fall 2020