Dr. Lawrence Trostle, retired Professor at the Justice Center, died May 2, 2013 after an illness. Dr. Trostle retired in 2009 and was on the faculty of the Justice Center for 18 years. He received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Claremont Graduate School, where he was also co-director of the Haynes Foundation Law Enforcement Training Grant. One of his major teaching and research areas was law enforcement, and he was the author and co-author of numerous articles including, "Policing the Arctic: The North Slope of Alaska," "The Nonenforcement Role of Police in Western Alaska and the Eastern Canadian Arctic," and "The Alaska Territorial Police." His course, "Cinematic Images of Justice," was a perennial favorite in which he explored crime and justice issues with students in an engaging and interactive way.
Dr. Trostle was able to bring his real world experience in law enforcement to his teaching and research, having served with the Los Angeles County Sheriffs' Department and also with the San Marino, California Police Department. He was the past president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, and served on many community committees and advisory boards including the Alaska Civic Learning Assessment Project, as well as on a variety of UAA committees. Dr. Trostle's long-time contributions to the Justice Center have been invaluable, and the university is grateful for his service and commitment.
Research publications and papers by Dr. Trostle can be viewed at http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/publications/authors/ trostle/.
Condolences may be sent to his family c/o the Justice Center, 3211 Providence Drive, LIB 213, Anchorage, AK 99508.