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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Our vision: Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society.


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Alaska State Troopers B Detachment Patrol Staffing Study and Description of Dispatched Police Incidents

Payne authors workload-based staffing model for Alaska State Troopers B Detachment

The UAA Justice Center produced a workload-based staffing model for police patrol in the Alaska State Troopers B Detachment, studying a period for 2009–2015. Alaska State Troopers provide service in unincorporated areas of the state. B Detachment’s service area is a large part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and portions of the Valdez-Cordova Census Area along the Richardson Highway,an area of about 20,000 square miles containing 2,250 miles of roadways. According to the study, Troopers in B Detachment are chronically over-utilized, which causes operational problems. The Department of Public Safety released a press release providing additional details from the study as well as a link to the study and infographic based on the study.


Alaska State Troopers B Detachment Patrol Staffing Study and Description of Dispatched Police Incidents (revised ed.)  by Troy C. Payne. Report prepared for the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 22 Feb 2018.

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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, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.

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Justice Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK   99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1810
Fax: (907) 786-7777
E-mail:  uaa.justice@alaska.edu

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