The Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage has joined an international network of research institutes with interests in urban studies, criminology and evidence-based government decision-making. The affiliation was formalized in a memorandum of agreement between the Center and the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies at Simon Fraser University. Other universities and institutes in the network include: University College London, Northeastern University, University of Western Australia, Texas State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Mount Royal College in Calgary, and University College of the Fraser Valley.
The network facilitates cooperation among its members on large-scale projects and proposals as well as the sharing of methodologies, techniques and ideas. It will also permit staff and student exchange programs.