Course descriptions index


Justice


JUST F110 Introduction to Justice (s)

3 Credits

Survey of the structure and process of the agencies of criminal justice. Includes introduction to criminology, criminal law, police, courts and corrections. Also available via Independent Learning. (3+0)


JUST F125 Introduction to Addictive Processes

3 Credits

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. (Cross-listed with HUMS F125.) (3+0)


JUST F222 Research Methods (s)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

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. Prerequisites: JUST F110. (3+0)


JUST F251 Criminology (s)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

The study of the major areas of deviant behavior and its relationship to society, law and law enforcement, including the theories of crime causation. Prerequisites: JUST F110. (3+0)


JUST F300X Ethics and Justice (h)

3 Credits

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. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F310 Principles of Corrections (s)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

An introduction to adult institutions, community- based programs, and theories of incarceration. Correctional programs are examined. Prerequisites: JUST F110 and junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F320 Practicum

1 - 6 Credits

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 six credits. Prerequisites: JUST F110; junior standing. (1 - 6+0)


JUST F335W Gender and Crime

3 Credits     Offered Spring

An exploration of gender and crime including the extent of female crime, victimization, masculinity and violence, and women professionals in the justice system. Prerequisites: JUST F110; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; junior standing. (Cross-listed with WMS F335.) (3+0)


JUST F340 Rural Justice in Alaska (s)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

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 F110 and junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F345W Police Problems

3 Credits     Offered Fall

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 F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of instructor; JUST F110; junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F352 Criminal Law

3 Credits

A study of elements, purposes and functions of the substantive criminal law with emphasis upon historical and philosophical concepts. Prerequisites: JUST F110; junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F354 Procedural Law

3 Credits     Offered Fall

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. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; JUST F110; junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F358 Juvenile Delinquency (s)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Theories of delinquency, the extent of delinquency, the historical development of juvenile justice, the juvenile system, and how it impacts on youth in relation to police, courts, institutions and community programs. Includes youth violence, gangs, gender, race and class. Prerequisites: JUST F110 and JUST F251, or permission of instructor. (3+0)


JUST F404 Introduction to Legal Research and Writing

3 Credits     Offered Spring

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 F101 or JUST F110, PS F303, junior standing, and permission of instructor. (Cross-listed with PS F404.) (3+0)


JUST F452 Comparative Criminology (s)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

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 justice systems, as well as the influence of culture, will be considered in regard to various developed and underdeveloped nations. Prerequisites: JUST F110 and junior standing. (3+0)


JUST F454W Advanced Problems in Procedural Law

3 Credits     Offered Spring

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 F110; JUST F354; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or F213X; and junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)


JUST F460O American Crime Control (s)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Major concepts of the structure and process of criminal justice revisited with emphasis on current issues. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; JUST F110; JUST F222; JUST F251; senior standing; Justice major. (3+0)


JUST F475 Internship

3 - 9 Credits

Supervised work experience in criminal justice agencies. Prerequisites: Permission of director of intern program. Note: Department approval required for 9 credits. (3 - 9+0)


JUST F492 Seminar

1 - 6 Credits

Various topics of current interest and importance to the justice major will be presented. Topics will be announced prior to each offering. Prerequisites: JUST F110, junior standing, and permission of instructor. (1 - 6+0)


JUST F605 Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations

3 Credits     Offered Fall

A comprehensive overview of management and administration of criminal justice agencies with an emphasis on organizational behavior. Included is the study of management theories, leadership roles, and the development of human resources within the organizational context. This course will be oOffered over the Internet. Note: offered over the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F610 Ethics in Criminal Justice Management

3 Credits     Offered as Demand Warrants

Confronting ethical situations that may arise in the management of criminal justice organizations. Examination of the ethical and moral foundations of our current criminal justice system to help make decisions in keeping with the goals of justice. Note: offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F615 Justice Program Planning/ Evaluation and Grant Writing

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Program planning and evaluation. Includes grant proposal writing with emphasis on federal sources of grant funding. Note: offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F620 Personnel Management in Criminal Justice

3 Credits     Offered as Demand Warrants

Foundation for effective management of personnel in criminal justice by supervisors. Includes recruiting, selection, training, on-site supervision, termination and replacement of subordinates. Offered via the Internet. Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F625 Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management

3 Credits     Offered Spring

A basic understanding of legal issues faced by criminal justice managers and administrators. Included is a study of 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. The course will be offered over the Internet. Note: offered over the Internet. Prerequisites: Admissions to the M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F630 Media Relations and Public Relations

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 dissemination of information to the media and the public. Note: Offered over the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F640 Community/Restorative Justice

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Using community resources to address public safety concerns. Includes recent developments and an emerging awareness that public safety solutions can be achieved efficiently by cooperative efforts between justice agencies and community resources. Note: offered over the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


JUST F650 Analysis Techniques for the Criminal Justice Administrator

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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 presentation, inferential techniques, forecasting models, sampling techniques and computer analysis programs such as Statistical Programs for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Note: Web-based course with contact over Discussion Board and e-mail. Prerequisites: JUST F605; and admission to M.A. in Justice program. (3+0)


JUST F670 Seminar in the Administration of Juvenile Justice

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Legal and administrative aspects of the juvenile justice system. Emphasis will be placed on developing an applied knowledge regarding the administration of juvenile justice within the legal framework. Includes hypothetical situations in an effort to enhance the ability to apply theoretical concepts to real life situations. Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: JUST F605; admission to M.A. in Justice program. (3+0+6)


JUST F690 Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

This seminar will be the only course actually requiring a student to attend on the UAF Campus. The Seminar will last for one week and the student will be required to attend sessions 8 hours a day. Topics of current interest. Candidates in standing for the M.A. degree in Justice will a make presentations. Attendance is required on the UAF campus. Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admissions to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area. (3+0+6)


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