We are a teaching and research unit offering academic programs in Justice and Legal Studies. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in justice issues including the courts, corrections, policing, recidivism, violence against women, and substance abuse.Learn more about the Justice Center.
Our vision: Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society.
- Crime rates and criminal justice reform, police staffing, and Crisis Intervention Teams are featured in the Fall 2017 Alaska Justice Forum.
- AJIC report features information about the effectiveness of Alaska's adult criminal justice programs
- Dr. Lindsey Blumenstein recognized with 2017 Chancellor's Award for Excellence
- Abuse of older women; lack of psychiatric beds among articles in new Alaska Justice Forum
- Alaska Victimization Survey results show that more than 1 in 9 Alaska women 60+ experienced psychological or physical abuse in past year
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The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice‐related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.