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






  • Logo of the Society of Law & Justice for an upcoming eventSociety of Law & Justice invites you to Law in the Military event

    Oct. 26, 2021

    Join the Society of Law & Justice on Oct. 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM via Zoom to learn about opportunities available for legal professionals in the military and how to commission into the military. There will be three guest presentations from the Air Force JAG, Air Force ROTC, and the Army ROTC. This event is open to all UAA students and staff. For more information, you can contact advisor Rob Henderson at rehenderson@alaska.edu. You also can follow the society on Facebook.

  • Logo of the Alaska Victimization Survey2020 Alaska Victimization Survey results released

    Oct. 6, 2021

    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.

  • 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 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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Phone: (907) 786-1810

Fax: (907) 786-7777

Email: uaa_justicecenter@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