Justice Center Class Schedules

The Justice Center offers a wide array of courses each semester.

Fall 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.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71757 601 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM RH 110 Myrstol, Bradley August 29 - December 17 19
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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76715 3D1 Gambling, Kathleen August 29 - December 17 10
  • 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:71758 801 Everett, Ronald August 29 - December 17 9
  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71759 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 210C Johnson, Ingrid August 29 - December 17 15
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71760 601 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM BMH 232 Payne, Troy August 29 - December 17 6
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71761 801 Chamard, Sharon August 29 - December 17 11
  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:77052 601 MW 4:00PM - 5:15PM RH 110 Myrstol, Bradley August 29 - December 17 23
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A255 Criminal Investigation 3 Credits

    Criminal Investigation

    Introduces fundamentals of investigation. Topics include crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, and scientific aids. Explores modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogations, follow-up, and case preparation.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76390 601 MW 5:30PM - 6:45PM RH 117 Klinkhart, Glen August 29 - December 17 16
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A330 Ethics in CJ Practice & Policy 3 Credits

    Ethics in CJ Practice & Policy

    Examines philosophical and moral questions, dilemmas, and conflicts encountered by criminal justice professionals. Introduces theories in ethics and philosophy for the analysis and evaluation of criminal justice practices and policies. Emphasizes ethical inquiry as a component of criminal justice professional development, and of criminal justice education, training, practice, and research.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76927 601 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM AHS 106 Myrstol, Bradley August 29 - December 17 20
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A334 Police & Society 3 Credits

    Police & Society

    Provides a foundation in American policing. Examines the history, social organization, institutional contradictions and contemporary challenges of the police in the United States. Special emphasis given to the use of empirical research methods to advance our understanding of policing.

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    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71764 601 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM BMH 228 Chamard, Sharon August 29 - December 17 14
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A355 Rural Justice 3 Credits

    Rural Justice

    Investigates rural crime and criminal justice. Examines the specific geographic, social and cultural characteristics of rural communities and how these factors influence the prevalence and nature of crime and criminal justice. Reviews and assesses competing theories of criminal behavior and models of justice across the rural-urban continuum. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71765 601 MW 1:00PM - 2:15PM RH 315 Johnson, Ingrid August 29 - December 17 13
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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:71766 801 Everett, Ronald August 29 - December 17 17
  • A371 Cinematic Images of Justice 3 Credits

    Cinematic Images of Justice

    Analysis of the criminal justice system as portrayed in the cinema. Compares discrepancies between scientific research findings and popular stereotypes portrayed by the media. Focuses on each component of the criminal justice system. The impact of fictionalized events and justice system action/reaction will be juxtaposed with the reality of the justice system. Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76391 601 T 4:00PM - 6:45PM PSB 210C Johnson, Ingrid August 29 - December 17 3
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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

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71767 652 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM RH 211 Henderson, Robert August 29 - December 17 2
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76397 801 Everett, Ronald August 29 - December 17 11
  • A460 *Justice in Crisis 3 Credits

    *Justice in Crisis

    Critically examines various perspectives on justice and the ability of a society to maintain the ideal of justice. Compares conditions in different countries and investigates different social and historical conditions when justice was challenged. Analyzes the influence of culture, race/ethnicity and socioeconomic inequality on the operation of the American justice system. Registration Restrictions: Completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76396 801 Everett, Ronald August 29 - December 17 0
  • 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

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76395 801 Chamard, Sharon August 29 - December 17 11

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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71790 801 Periman, Deborah August 29 - December 17 7
  • 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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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71791 801 Periman, Deborah August 29 - December 17 0
  • 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:71792 801 Periman, Deborah August 29 - December 17 29
  • A340 Family Law 3 Credits

    Family Law

    Studies federal and state statutes and judicial doctrines governing familial relationships. Emphasis on marriage, divorce, child custody, support, property rights, adoption and child protection. Explores the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act in Alaska family law.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76393 801 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM DIST WEB Fortson, Hardy August 29 - December 17 11
    View detailed information for CRN:76393 801 TR 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 216 Fortson, Hardy August 29 - December 17 11
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A343 Constitutional Law 3 Credits

    Constitutional Law

    Introduces students to American constitutional law through a study of the history of the Constitution and selected landmark Supreme Court cases. Topics covered are separation of powers, judicial review, civil rights and liberties, property and economic rights, and others. Crosslisted with PS A343.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71793 651 MW 2:30PM - 3:45PM PSB 216 Doogan, Amy August 29 - December 17 13
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71794 601 TR 11:30AM - 12:45AM RH 211 Henderson, Robert August 29 - December 17 13
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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.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71796 601 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 217 Doogan, Amy August 29 - December 17 8
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71797 601 MW 11:30AM - 12:45AM PSB 219 Doogan, Amy August 29 - December 17 7
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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 JUST A374

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

    Traditional
    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71798 651 TR 2:30PM - 3:45PM RH 211 Henderson, Robert August 29 - December 17 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • 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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71799 601 MW 10:00AM - 11:15AM PSB 216 Henderson, Robert August 29 - December 17 7
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A380 Torts: Law of Injury 3 Credits

    Torts: Law of Injury

    Analyzes nature and function of the law of torts, workers' compensation, consumer protection litigation, and liability insurance in the United States, as well as the role of the non-lawyer legal professional in tort litigation and workers' compensation claims. Includes ethical issues in tort, workers' compensation, and insurance cases. Practice in Alaska and the development of professional skills are emphasized. Legal specialty course. Registration Restrictions: Completion of LEGL A215 and LEGL A356 is strongly recommended.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76394 801 Periman, Deborah August 29 - December 17 8
  • A413 Communications Law 3 Credits

    Communications Law

    Examines legal rights, privileges, and regulations of press, radio, television, Internet and films; libel, contempt, copyright, rights of privacy; decisions of regulatory bodies and how they interact with citizens. Crosslisted with JPC A413.

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:76210 652 TR 1:00PM - 2:15PM ARTS 330 Banchero, Paola August 29 - December 17 1
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A449 *Jurisprudence & Legal Theory 3 Credits

    *Jurisprudence & Legal Theory

    Examines the theoretical bases of contemporary legal systems and judicial decision making. Explores the development of and interaction within major schools of legal theory. Topics covered include classical sources of legal theory, core and alternate approaches to legal theory, judicial decision-making, and theories of rights. Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior or senior standing

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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71801 801 W 1:00PM - 2:15PM DIST WEB Fortson, Hardy August 29 - December 17 12
    View detailed information for CRN:71801 801 W 1:00PM - 2:15PM PSB 216 Fortson, Hardy August 29 - December 17 12
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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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    CRN Section Day(s) Times Bldg/Room Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71802 601 M 2:30PM - 5:15PM PSB 217 Fortson, Hardy August 29 - December 17 12
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    No Distance Learning courses available.

  • A495 Legal Studies Internship 3 - 6 Credits

    Legal Studies Internship

    Provides specially arranged practicum experience for advanced Legal Studies students. Expands knowledge and skills through placement in an online simulated law office. Emphasizes professional skills development. Legal specialty course. Special Note: Individualized field placements in law-related work settings may be approved. May be repeated for maximum of 6 credits. Registration Restrictions: Internship coordinator approval.

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    CRN Section Instructor Dates Open Seats
    View detailed information for CRN:71803 801 Henderson, Robert August 29 - December 17 6