Justice Center Class Schedules

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Justice & Legal Studies course offerings

Spring Semester 2022

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.

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:38212 291 - DIST BLKBD Gambling, Kathleen January 10 - April 30 23
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    View detailed information for CRN:33213 201 Chamard, Sharon January 10 - April 30 34
    View detailed information for CRN:38288 260 Stocker, Greg January 10 - April 30 28
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:39345 220 Foster, Ruben January 10 - April 30 30
  • 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:33215 201 Johnson, Ingrid January 10 - April 30 5
  • 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:33216 201 Payne, Troy January 10 - April 30 17
  • A210 Principles of Corrections 3 Credits

    Principles of Corrections

    Presents an overview of the field of corrections. Topics include theories of punishment and sentencing, history of the prison and jail, inmate prison life, inmate litigation, and the organization of prisons and staff. Issues of gender, race/ethnicity and class are integrated throughout the course.

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    View detailed information for CRN:38170 220 Rosencrans, Randal January 10 - April 30 29
  • A211 Intro to Restorative Justice 3 Credits

    Intro to Restorative Justice

    Introduces the development of community and government responses to crime that encourage healing, accountability, competency, and citizen involvement while holding offenders and communities accountable. Includes theoretical and cultural roots, as well as an overview of restorative justice practices in the U.S. criminal system.

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    View detailed information for CRN:38169 220 Rosencrans, Randal January 10 - April 30 29
  • 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:38168 220 Foster, Ruben January 10 - April 30 26
  • 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.

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

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:33218 001 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 210C Payne, Troy January 10 - April 30 18
    View detailed information for CRN:37219 060 MW 5:00PM - 6:45PM FSM 103 Stocker, Greg January 10 - April 30 12
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  • A320 Crime Prevention 3 Credits

    Crime Prevention

    Examines primary, secondary, and tertiary crime prevention strategies and concepts. Explores in a multidisciplinary context the legal, moral and ethical considerations and problems of human and environmental manipulation. Emphasizes contemporary approaches to preventing criminal behavior.

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    View detailed information for CRN:37951 201 Chamard, Sharon January 10 - April 30 0
  • 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:37944 201 Myrstol, Bradley January 10 - April 30 7
  • 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

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

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37945 001 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 210C Johnson, Ingrid January 10 - April 30 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:33221 201 Everett, Ronald January 10 - April 30 13
  • 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.

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

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:37946 001 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM PSB 210C Johnson, Ingrid January 10 - April 30 18
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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

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

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:33224 251 Everett, Ronald January 10 - April 30 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:33225 201 Everett, Ronald January 10 - April 30 11
  • 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:33228 201 Myrstol, Bradley January 10 - April 30 18
  • A484 Prisons and Jails 3 Credits

    Prisons and Jails

    Analyzes various issues and problems pertaining to the operation of prisons and jails with an emphasis on theory. Includes prison health care, inmate health, inmate violence, special inmate populations, punishment within correctional facilities, and the stresses of correctional work. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:37950 201 Everett, Ronald January 10 - April 30 16
  • A495 Internship 1 - 6 Credits

    Internship

    Specially arranged field experiences for advanced justice majors. Designed to expand knowledge and skills through supervised placements in justice, law and governmental settings. Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and approval of the internship coordinator

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:37949 201 Chamard, Sharon January 10 - April 30 5

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:33248 201 Brandeis, Jason January 10 - April 30 23
  • 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:33249 201 Periman, Deborah January 10 - April 30 2
  • 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.

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:37947 001 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 217 Henderson, Robert January 10 - April 30 17
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:33251 201 Periman, Deborah January 10 - April 30 29
  • 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

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:33252 001 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM PSB 216 Henderson, Robert January 10 - April 30 14
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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.

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:33253 201 Periman, Deborah January 10 - April 30 0
  • 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:33255 201 Brandeis, Jason January 10 - April 30 8
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:33256 252 Everett, Ronald January 10 - April 30 1
  • 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:33257 201 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM DIST WEB Henderson, Robert January 10 - April 30 7
    View detailed information for CRN:33257 201 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM PSB 217 Henderson, Robert January 10 - April 30 7
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  • 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:33259 201 Brandeis, Jason January 10 - April 30 6
  • 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

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:33260 201 TR 4:00PM - 5:15PM DIST WEB Fortson, Hardy January 10 - April 30 17
    View detailed information for CRN:33260 201 TR 4:00PM - 5:15PM PSB 216 Fortson, Hardy January 10 - April 30 17
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:37948 202 M 11:30AM - 2:15PM DIST WEB Fortson, Hardy January 10 - April 30 13
    View detailed information for CRN:37948 202 M 11:30AM - 2:15PM PSB 217 Fortson, Hardy January 10 - April 30 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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:33262 201 Fortson, Hardy January 10 - April 30 2
    View detailed information for CRN:33262 201 Fortson, Hardy January 10 - April 30 2
  • 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

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

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    View detailed information for CRN:33263 201 Periman, Deborah January 10 - April 30 3
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