2004-2005 UAF Catalog  

Degrees and Program Index


Justice

JUST 110 3 Credits
Introduction to Justice (s)
Survey of the structure and process of the agencies of criminal justice. Includes introduction to criminology, criminal law, policy, courts and corrections. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


JUST 125 3 Credits
Introduction to Addictive Processes
(Cross-listed with HSV 125)
Focus on gaining knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of addiction. Historic and behavioral approaches, disease concept and current trends relating to addiction presented. Twelve step and self-help approaches explored. (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


JUST 222 3 Credits
Research Methods (s)
Application of social science research methods to solving scientific and nonscientific questions arising in justice or political science. Basic methods include statistical analysis, survey research and Internet applications. (Prerequisite: JUST 110.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


JUST 251 3 Credits
Criminology (s)
The study of the major areas of deviant behavior and its relationship to society, law and law enforcement, including the theories of crime causation. (Prerequisite: JUST 110.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


JUST 300X 3 Credits
Ethics and Justice (h)
An examination of ethical and moral concepts and their relationship to criminal justice issues. Applies ethics theories to the criminal justice institutions of police, courts and corrections. Examines ethical and moral dilemmas which confront crime control policy makers. (Prerequisite: Junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall, Spring


JUST 310 3 Credits
Principles of Corrections (s)
An introduction to adult institutions, community-based programs and theories of incarceration. Correctional programs are examined. (Prerequisite: JUST 110 and junior standing. Next offered: 2005-06.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


JUST 320 Variable Credit
Practicum
A research-oriented exercise directed at the resolution of a specific problem within an agency of the criminal justice system. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing.)


JUST 335W 3 Credits
Gender and Crime
(Cross-listed with WMS 335W)
An exploration of gender and crime including the extent of female crime, victimization, masculinities and violence, and women professionals in the justice system. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X, ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X, JUST 110, and junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


JUST 340 3 Credits
Rural Justice in Alaska (s)
An examination of the application of the western justice system to remote northern Native villages including issues arising from cultural conflicts, difficulties associated with a centralized justice system serving distant roadless communities, the federal/Indian relationship and a description of crime occurring in the villages. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


JUST 345W 3 Credits
Police Problems
Analysis of the nature of coercive power and the special problems faced by people who assume the responsibility of coercing others; how coercive power affects personality and how personality affects the way different types of people respond to the challenge and responsibilities of using coercive means; conditions that discourage excessive use of coercive means and encourage police officers to develop in morally and politically mature ways. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X or permission of instructor; JUST 110, and junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


JUST 352 3 Credits
Criminal Law
A study of elements, purposes and functions of the substantive criminal law with emphasis upon historical and philosophical concepts. (Prerequisite: JUST 110 and junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


JUST 354 3 Credits
Procedural Law
Emphasis upon the legal limitations of the police and the right of the people to be secure from the government under the protections of the Constitution and the Rules of Evidence. (Prerequisite: JUST 110, and junior standing.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


JUST 358 3 Credits
Juvenile Delinquency (s)
Theories of delinquency, the extent of delinquency, the historical development of juvenile justice, the juvenile system and how it impacts youth in relation to police, courts, institutions and community programs. Includes youth violence, gangs, gender, race and class. (Prerequisite: JUST 110 and JUST 251, or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


JUST 404 3 Credits
Introduction to Legal Research and Writing
(Cross-listed with PS 404)
Methods of legal research and preparation of legal materials. Introduction to the resources of law libraries and the techniques of presenting issues in legal form. (Prerequisites: PS 101 or JUST 110, PS 303, junior standing, and permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


JUST 452 3 Credits
Comparative Criminology (s)
An issue-based approach to crime within selected countries including such topics as restorative justice, violence against women, drugs, punishment, juvenile justice and the death penalty. The structure and operation of the justice systems, as well as the influence of culture, will be considered with various developed and underdeveloped nations. (Prerequisites: JUST 110 and junior standing. Next offered: 2005-06.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


JUST 454W 3 Credits
Advanced Problems in Procedural Law
Advanced study of the elements of criminal procedural law. Emphasis on the legal limitations of the police and the right of people to be secure from the government under protections of the U.S. Constitution and "rules of evidence.” (Prerequisites: JUST 110, JUST 354 and junior standing; ENGL 111X, ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) Offered Spring


JUST 460O 3 Credits
American Crime Control (s)
Major concepts of the structure and process of criminal justice revisited with emphasis on current issues. (Prerequisite: COMM 131X or 141X; JUST 110, 222 and 251; and senior standing. Restricted to Justice majors only.) (3 + 0) Offered Fall


JUST 475 3–9 Credits
Internship
Supervised work experience in criminal justice agencies. (Prerequisite: Permission of director of intern program. Note: Department approval required for 9 credits.) Offered Fall, Spring


JUST 492 Variable Credit
Seminar
Various topics of current interest and importance to the justice major will be presented. Topics will be announced prior to each offering. (Prerequisites: JUST 110, junior standing, and permission of instructor.) Offered Fall, Spring


JUST 605 3 Credits
Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations
Comprehensive overview of management and administration of criminal justice agencies with an emphasis on organizational behavior. Includes management theories, leadership roles and the development of human resources within the organizational context. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Fall


JUST 610 3 Credits
Ethics in Criminal Justice Management
Ethical situations that may arise in the management of criminal justice organizations. Examination of the ethical and moral foundations of our criminal justice system to help make decisions in keeping with the goals of justice. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


JUST 615 3 Credits
Justice Program Planning/Evaluation and Grant Writing
Program planning and evaluation. Includes grant proposal writing with emphasis on Federal sources of grant funding. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Spring


JUST 620 3 Credits
Personnel Management in Criminal Justice
Foundation for effective management of personnel in criminal justice by supervisors. Includes recruiting, selection, training, on-site supervision, termination and replacement of subordinates. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


JUST 625 3 Credits
Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management
Basic legal issues faced by criminal justice managers and administrators. Includes the legal considerations surrounding recruitment and hiring practices, sexual harassment, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Fair Labor Standards act. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Spring


JUST 630 3 Credits
Media Relations and Public Relations
Understanding the role of the media in modern society and how to effectively represent an organization to the media. Includes First Amendment and Freedom of Information Act case law and administrative decisions involving the broadcast media. The primary focus is upon preparing justice administrators to effectively meet their legal obligations with regard to the dissemination of information to the media and the public. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered As Demand Warrants


JUST 640 3 Credits
Community/Restorative Justice
Community resources to address public safety concerns. Includes recent developments and an emerging awareness that public safety solutions can be achieved efficiently through cooperative efforts among justice agencies and community resources. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Fall


JUST 650 3 Credits
Analysis Techniques for the Criminal Justice Administrator
Common techniques used to analyze numerical data commonly found occurring in small to large agencies. Emphasis on issues of data quality such as reliability and validity, methods of graphical presentations, inferential techniques, forecasting models, sampling techniques and computer analysis programs such as Statistical Programs for the Social Sciences. (Prerequisite: JUST 605 and admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered As Demand Warrants


JUST 670 3 Credits
Seminar in the Administration of Juvenile Justice
Focus on the legal and administrative aspects of the juvenile justice system. Emphasis on developing an applied knowledge regarding the administration of juvenile justice within the legal framework. Includes hypothetical situations to enhance the ability to apply theoretical concepts to real life situations. (Prerequisite: JUST 605 and admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Spring


JUST 690 3 Credits
Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy
Topics of current interest. Candidates in standing for the M.A. degree in Justice will make presentations. Attendance is required on the UAF campus. (Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. Offered over the Internet.) (3 + 0 + 6) Offered Summer, As Demand Warrants


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