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Justice & Legal Studies course offerings

Spring Semester 2021

JUST

  • A110 *Intro to Criminal Justice 3 Credits

    *Intro to Criminal Justice

    Surveys philosophies, functions and methods of social control with emphasis on the role of law and those involved in its administration--police, courts, and corrections organizations. Includes study of history, organization, processes, and problems related to law and justice agencies in a heterogeneous, democratic society. Special Note: This course is a prerequisite to most Justice courses.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31345 201 Barnes, Allan January 11 - May 1 8
  • A175 *Intro to Juvenile Justice 3 Credits

    *Intro to Juvenile Justice

    Provides an introduction to juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. Covers the historical development of juvenile justice in the United States. Special focus is given to linkage between theoretical explanations of juvenile delinquency and the prevention/intervention strategies implemented in the juvenile justice system.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36288 201 Lee, Yeungjeom January 11 - May 1 1
  • A200 Intro to Rsrch Methods in Just 3 Credits

    Intro to Rsrch Methods in Just

    Introduces research and how it is different from other ways of knowing; how to research the causes, correlates and consequences of criminal justice issues; and how criminal justice research is used by various actors, including criminal justice practitioners, policy-makers and members of the public.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31346 201 Johnson, Ingrid January 11 - May 1 17
  • A201 Justice Data Analysis 3 Credits

    Justice Data Analysis

    Introduces students to descriptive statistical analysis and presentation of crime and justice data. Topics include measures of central tendency, dispersion and data visualization. Data presentations focus on the production and interpretation of tables and graphs to impact justice policy and practice. Registration Restrictions: If the prerequisite is not satisfied, an approved UAA placement test score is required.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31347 201 Payne, Troy January 11 - May 1 11
  • A221 Dynamics of Crim Just Orgs 3 Credits

    Dynamics of Crim Just Orgs

    Surveys organization and management of police, court, correctional and affiliated social service (such as victim services) agency operations. Includes agency roles, goals, structural arrangements and administrative practices; applicability of theory and research; techniques and instruments of organization and management; and principles of change.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36287 201 Chamard, Sharon January 11 - May 1 4
  • A251 *Theories of Crime and Offend 3 Credits

    *Theories of Crime and Offend

    Introduces theories of crime causation, including biological, psychological, sociological, situational and environmental perspectives. Discusses relative strengths and weaknesses of competing theoretical perspectives. Explores connections between theories of crime and crime/criminal justice policy.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31348 201 Lee, Yeungjeom January 11 - May 1 2
  • A330 *Justice & Society 3 Credits

    *Justice & Society

    Analyzes the evolutionary influence of ideology, ethics and social interests on the justice system. Views the dynamic impact of long-term emerging concepts such as 'equality' and 'privacy' against the background of requirements of political and economic organization.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31349 201 Barnes, Allan January 11 - May 1 12
    View detailed information for CRN:31349 201 Barnes, Allan January 11 - May 1 12
  • A333 Crime Victimization 3 Credits

    Crime Victimization

    Explores the experiences of crime victims and the importance of understanding victimization. Explores past efforts to create justice for crime victims, controversies surrounding these efforts, and new directions for justice moving forward. Special Note: This course includes explicit discussion of and visual representations of serious crimes, including violent crimes. These graphic depictions can cause adverse reactions, particularly among students who have been victimized. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:36286 201 Johnson, Ingrid January 11 - May 1 3
  • A360 Justice Theory & Policy 3 Credits

    Justice Theory & Policy

    Critiques the essential theories underlying the operation of the justice system and analyzes contemporary policies within the framework of justice theory and policy. Analyzes the influence of politics and ideology on the operation of the justice system and evaluates the role of social science research evidence in formulating evidence-based justice policy.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31351 201 Everett, Ronald January 11 - May 1 10
  • A365 World Justice Systems 3 Credits

    World Justice Systems

    Compares and contrasts global justice systems and examines international problems related to crime and justice.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31352 201 Barnes, Allan January 11 - May 1 5
  • A366 Substance Use & Crime 3 Credits

    Substance Use & Crime

    Provides a comprehensive overview of the linkages between crime and substance use. Discusses the history of drug use, theories as to why drugs are used, and preventive/treatment methods. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31353 201 Lee, Yeungjeom January 11 - May 1 0
  • A374 The Courts 3 Credits

    The Courts

    Examines the basic components of the U.S. courts with particular emphasis on case processing through the court system and the roles of court actors. Covers the history as well as the current structure and function of the court system and assesses the gap between the ideals and the realities of court processes and practices. Focuses on the impact of the various court actors, including both the accused and the victim, in the delivery of just outcomes within the Criminal Justice System. Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior standing Crosslisted with LEGL A374

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    View detailed information for CRN:31355 251 Everett, Ronald January 11 - May 1 0
  • A384 Contemporary Corrections 3 Credits

    Contemporary Corrections

    Reviews current theory, research and policy in the field of corrections and evaluates the operation of correctional policies using evidence-based standards of effectiveness. Analyzes issues ranging from examining contemporary explanations of United States punishment policies to evaluating treatment and rehabilitation programs.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31356 201 Everett, Ronald January 11 - May 1 4
  • A398 Individual Research 1 - 6 Credits

    Individual Research

    Applies substantive and methodological training to a selected justice topic under the direction of a supervising faculty member. Research activities may include, but are not limited to, conducting literature reviews; compiling bibliographies; formulating research hypotheses; developing research designs; collecting, entering and analyzing data; and interpreting findings. Special Note: May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Instructor approval

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    View detailed information for CRN:36964 201 Johnson, Ingrid January 11 - May 1 2
  • A430 Homelessness & Crime 3 Credits

    Homelessness & Crime

    Introduces methods for measuring homelessness and definitions of homelessness. Examines causes of homelessness and the intersection between homelessness, crime and criminal victimization. Explores conflict over use of public space, techniques used to address this conflict, and policy responses to homelessness. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:36284 201 Chamard, Sharon January 11 - May 1 16
    View detailed information for CRN:36284 201 Chamard, Sharon January 11 - May 1 16
  • A434 Police-Community Relations 3 Credits

    Police-Community Relations

    Examines police-community relations in the United States. Explores common conceptions of the police role, from the perspective of both the public and the police themselves, and their impact on police-community relations. Particular emphasis is given to recent developments aimed at ameliorating strained relationships between the police and the various communities they serve. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:36283 201 Myrstol, Bradley January 11 - May 1 17
    View detailed information for CRN:36283 201 Myrstol, Bradley January 11 - May 1 17

LEGL

  • A101 *Introduction to Law 3 Credits

    *Introduction to Law

    Introduces legal processes in a democratic society. Emphasis on legal terminology, federal and state court systems, and judicial decision making. Introduction to basic concepts of contracts, property, torts, criminal law, family law, alternate dispute resolution and administrative law. Includes skills for conducting basic legal analysis.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31363 201 Brandeis, Jason January 11 - May 1 15
  • A215 Legal Ethics 3 Credits

    Legal Ethics

    Studies legal ethics and the non-lawyer professional's role in a law office, corporate or public interest legal department, or government agency. Explores nature, scope and ethics of legal practice and the relationship of non-lawyer staff to lawyers, clients, the court system and the public. Emphasizes legal practice in Alaska and the rules governing the unauthorized practice of law. Introduces foundational practice skills and principles of legal research and writing. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31364 201 Periman, Deborah January 11 - May 1 11
  • A290 Sel Topics in Legal Studies 1 - 3 Credits

    Sel Topics in Legal Studies

    Addresses selected historical and contemporary legal studies issues of broad public interest. Course topics focus broadly on connections between the law and society. Special Note: Appropriate for students with limited or no prior legal studies courses. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits with change in subtitle.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36282 201 Henderson, Robert January 11 - May 1 20
    View detailed information for CRN:36282 201 Henderson, Robert January 11 - May 1 20
  • A315 Law, History and Social Change 3 Credits

    Law, History and Social Change

    Examines the interplay between American law and society. Explores the influence of changes in social, political, and economic conditions on the lawmaking process in the United States from colonial times to the present. Analyzes the corresponding impact of significant legislation and judicial decisions on American life, politics and culture. Registration Restrictions: Completion of Written Communication Skills GER for baccalaureate degrees with a minimum grade of D.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31365 201 Periman, Deborah January 11 - May 1 26
  • A352 Criminal Law 3 Credits

    Criminal Law

    Examines elements and functions of substantive criminal law together with constitutional, statutory and rules-based limits on law enforcement in the United States. Includes federal and state law of crimes, defenses, and sentencing. Emphasis on Alaska law. Registration Restrictions: LEGL A215 recommended

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    View detailed information for CRN:36281 201 Henderson, Robert January 11 - May 1 14
    View detailed information for CRN:36281 201 Henderson, Robert January 11 - May 1 14
  • A356 Legal Research & Writing 3 Credits

    Legal Research & Writing

    Explores techniques of legal research, analysis and writing. Includes legal citation; researching judicial, statutory, regulatory, and secondary sources; research databases; fact pattern analysis; and technical rules of legal writing. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31367 201 Periman, Deborah January 11 - May 1 4
  • A362 Contracts, Property, and Debt 3 Credits

    Contracts, Property, and Debt

    Examines fundamental principles of contract law, property ownership (including real property), and debt formation and collection. Includes Uniform Commercial Code and Federal bankruptcy law. Emphasizes practice in Alaska and development of professional skills. Legal specialty course.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31368 201 Brandeis, Jason January 11 - May 1 17
  • A367 Civil Proc & Pretrial Prac 3 Credits

    Civil Proc & Pretrial Prac

    Introduces procedural concepts of civil litigation and pretrial practice. Covers the rules of pleading and process, discovery, and motion practice. Reviews concepts of jurisdiction, venue, parties, statutes of limitation, and res judicata, and the ethical duties of competence and diligence. Emphasizes applied professional skills and practice in Alaska. Legal specialty course.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31369 201 Brandeis, Jason January 11 - May 1 11
  • A374 The Courts 3 Credits

    The Courts

    Examines the basic components of the U.S. courts with particular emphasis on case processing through the court system and the roles of court actors. Covers the history as well as the current structure and function of the court system and assesses the gap between the ideals and the realities of court processes and practices. Focuses on the impact of the various court actors, including both the accused and the victim, in the delivery of just outcomes within the Criminal Justice System. Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior standing Crosslisted with JUST A374

    (Click on an individual CRN for more information on each offering)

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    View detailed information for CRN:36285 252 Everett, Ronald January 11 - May 1 8
  • A377 Evidence, Investigation & Disc 3 Credits

    Evidence, Investigation & Disc

    Examines state and federal rules of evidence; sources and scope of privileges; techniques, ethics, and management of case investigation; and discovery processes and problems. Emphasizes professional skills development, Alaska law, and electronic discovery. Legal specialty course. Registration Restrictions: Prior completion of LEGL A367 is recommended.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31370 201 Henderson, Robert January 11 - May 1 14
  • A413 Communications Law 3 Credits

    Communications Law

    Legal rights, privileges, and regulations of press, radio, television, Internet and films; libel, contempt, copyright, rights of privacy; decisions of regulatory bodies. Crosslisted with JPC A413.

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    View detailed information for CRN:36266 251 Blatchford, Edgar January 11 - May 1 3
  • A443 *Civil Liberties 3 Credits

    *Civil Liberties

    Examines civil liberties in the United States with emphasis on the First Amendment, discrimination, the right to privacy and criminal justice. Focuses on Supreme Court cases and literature and considers various influences on legal analysis and judicial decision-making. Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:31373 201 Brandeis, Jason January 11 - May 1 14
  • A485 *Tribal Courts & AK Ntv Rights 3 Credits

    *Tribal Courts & AK Ntv Rights

    Explores history and nature of Alaska Natives' legal relationship with state and federal governments, issues of tribal sovereignty in the United States, and Alaska Native self-government. Studies the history and impact of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, and the operation of tribal courts in the United States with emphasis on tribal courts in Alaska. Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:31375 201 Fortson, Hardy January 11 - May 1 21
  • A487 Trial & Adv Litigation Process 3 Credits

    Trial & Adv Litigation Process

    Addresses advanced litigation processes and trial support. Includes alternative dispute resolution processes, case management systems, pretrial orders, pleadings, exhibit and witness lists, pretrial motions, jury instructions and selection, judgments and orders, and notices of appeal. Emphasizes practice in Alaska and development of professional skills. Legal specialty course.

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    View detailed information for CRN:31376 201 Fortson, Hardy January 11 - May 1 14
  • A489 Legal Studies Senior Seminar 3 Credits

    Legal Studies Senior Seminar

    Analyzes advanced legal concepts and the role of the non-lawyer in administrative law, business organizations, contract law, torts and workers' compensation, estate planning and probate, and property law. Emphasizes applied paraprofessional skills in legal research, fact analysis, and drafting legal documents. Legal specialty course. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    View detailed information for CRN:31377 201 Fortson, Hardy January 11 - May 1 6
  • A495 Legal Studies Internship 3 - 6 Credits

    Legal Studies Internship

    Specially arranged field experiences for advanced Legal Studies students. Designed to expand knowledge and skills through supervised placements in law-related work settings. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course. Special Note: May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Internship coordinator approval; for students in public defender or public prosecutor placements, LEGL A352 with a minimum grade of C is recommended

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    View detailed information for CRN:31378 201 Periman, Deborah January 11 - May 1 0
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