Justice - JUST

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. (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 F201 Dispute Resolution and Restorative Practices (s)

3 Credits
Offered Fall and Spring

This course surveys the basic practical and theoretical foundations of conflict, conflict resolution and restorative practices. It introduces students to the basic theories and practices of conflict resolution and peace-making, providing students with grounding in theories, applications and dynamics of conflict and key conflict resolution processes. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; PS/ECON F100X or JUST F110. (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 F302 Dispute Systems Design (s)

3 Credits
Offered Summer and Fall

This course examines the hidden sources of conflicts that are often embedded in social, legal, political, and organizational structures and systems. This course will be focused on all aspects of structural, systemic conflict, and introduces ways to harness conflict for positive organizational outcomes. Prerequisites: JUST F201; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of the instructor. (3+0)

JUST F310 Principles of Corrections (s)

3 Credits
Offered Fall

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

JUST F315 Correctional Counseling and Rehabilitation

3 Credits
Offered Spring

A study of various treatment and rehabilitative/restorative methods utilized in correctional settings. Topics include the roles of correctional personnel, the assessment and treatment of juveniles and adults, casework in correctional settings, crisis intervention, and the assessment and treatment of special populations in the correctional setting. Prerequisites: Junior standing; JUST F310; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X or permission of the instructor. (3+0)

JUST F335 W 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 WGS F335. (3+0)

JUST F340 Rural Justice in Alaska (s)(a)

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; junior standing. (3+0)

JUST F345 W 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; JUST F251; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

JUST F401 Cross-cultural Conflict Analysis and Intervention (s)

3 Credits
Offered Spring.

Students will learn key concepts and skills that will help them respond to cross-cultural and human rights conflicts in a productive manner. Students will learn basic conflict analysis for cross-cultural and human rights disputes, including those occurring in rural Alaska. By the end of the course students will understand the theoretical assumptions that drive these conflicts and will learn tools to resolve them. Prerequisites: JUST F302; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of the instructor. (3+0)

JUST F403 Law and Science of Arbitration (s)

3 Credits
Offered Spring

This course covers the law, social science, policy and practices relating to arbitration as it is utilized in both the private and public sector. Students will learn the history of arbitration, its applications, its rules of evidence, administering institutions and their rules, arbitral remedies and awards, grounds for judicial review, and its hybrid use with other processes including mediation, fact-finding, and early neutral evaluation. Prerequisites: JUST F302; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of the instructor. (3+0)

JUST F405 Clinic in Mediation, Conferencing and Circle Practices (s)

3 Credits


This course engages students in both theory and practice in mediation, conferencing and circle practices. The course emphasizes training and professional practice in a series of theory-to-practice applications. Students work through a series of cases in which they are encouraged to solve ethical dilemmas and conduct issues. In this course, students gain mediation practice skills and integral approached to mediation. Prerequisites: JUST F302; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of the instructor. (3+0)

JUST F453 O Comparative Criminology (s)

3 Credits
Offered Fall.

The Justice program focuses on the American justice system with an emphasis in restorative processes, alternative dispute resolution, and Alaskan justice. This course examines the development of philosophy and law; and the historical and modern practice of justice throughout the world. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; JUST F110; JUST F251 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

JUST F454 W 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: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; JUST F110; JUST F354; junior standing; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

JUST F460 O 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; 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 offered over the Internet. Note: Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to the MA degree program in Justice. Recommended: BA or BS 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 MA degree program in Justice. Recommended: BA or BS 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 MA in Justice program. Recommended: BA or BS 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. Note: Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to MA in Justice program. Recommended: BA or BS 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 via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admissions to the MA in Justice program. Recommended: BA or BS 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 via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to MA in Justice program. Recommended: BA or BS 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 via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admission to MA in Justice program. Recommended: BA or BS in relevant area. (3+0+6)

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. Note: Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: JUST F605; admission to MA 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 MA degree in Justice will a make presentations. Attendance is required on the UAF campus. Note: Offered via the Internet. Prerequisites: Admissions to MA in Justice program. Recommended: BA or BS in relevant area. (3+0+6)