University of Alaska Anchorage
The Justice Center is located in the
Professional Studies Building ("PSB"), Suite 234.
Faculty and Staff are working remotely at this time. Please leave a detailed message on the main line, (907) 786-1810. Messages are reviewed and responded to Mondays through Fridays.
Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society.
- Recent news
November 25, 2020
Payne and others launch free online conference for criminology and criminal justice, filling gaps from national conferences cancelled due to COVID-19.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
The Alaska Justice Forum has resumed publication with our Fall 2019 issue. In this issue we explore a study of Alaska sexual assault survivor experiences; recent changes to Alaska sex offense law; an innovative academy that trains health care providers to support victims of interpersonal violence; and how legal representation affects custody determinations in divorce cases.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
An update on the Justice Center's new location, and on our work during times of change at the university.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Changing careers can be challenging, to say the least. But with his Justice Center degrees as a starting point, Mark Heinrichs is laying the foundation for his dream job in the legal field—and his effort is paying off.
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Analysis of state court system data shows a steady decrease in trial court filings for violent and property crimes, but an increase in weapons case filings.
- Other stories of note
Friday, June 14, 2019
Assistant Professor Rob Henderson brings experience as a long-time Alaska prosecutor—and as an alum of the Justice Center himself. Now he’s ready to inspire students pursuing their own legal and justice careers.
Friday, June 9, 2019
Laura Eagle knows how difficult it can be when life takes unexpected turns. She wants to use her paralegal studies classes—and a budding career in the court system—to empower her family and her community.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Mark Turberville was one of the first paralegal interns ever to work at the Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor’s Office. Using what he learned in his classes, he quickly proved that a good paralegal can be indispensable.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Dr. Troy Payne coauthored an article "Place Management in Neighborhood Context: An Analysis of Crime at Apartments in Cincinnati" published in Security Journal.
Monday, May 20, 2019
We sat down to talk with alumna April Stone about what it’s like to be a nontraditional student pursuing a law career.
60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context — videos and symposium materials available online
Thursday, November 1, 2018
"60 Years Later: The Alaska Constitution, History in Context" drew over 75 attendees on October 12, 2018 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. The symposium, held in anticipation of the sixtieth anniversary of Alaska statehood, was co-sponsored by the UAA Justice Center and the Alaska Law Review in cooperation with the Historians Committee of the Alaska Bar Association.
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.