M.A. Justice Administration

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The justice discipline represents a melding of theoretical and applied concepts, and the M.A. degree in administration of justice reflects that dichotomy. Consequently, students explore theoretical models associated with different aspects of the criminal justice system, but also study the structure and administration of the criminal justice system.

The M.A. degree in administration of justice has been designed as a web-based degree program in order to accommodate the needs of justice professionals for whom taking a two-year leave of absence from their profession is not feasible, or for whom relocating to the Fairbanks vicinity is not possible. The M.A. degree program has attracted justice professionals from throughout the country who have found the flexibility of a web-based format useful.

Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations

JUST F605

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.  Note: offered only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Ethics in Criminal Justice Management

JUST F610

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 and as demand warrants.

Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. degree program in Justice. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Justice Program Planning/Evaluation and Grant Writing

F615

Program planning and evaluation. Includes grant proposal writing with emphasis on federal sources of grant funding. Note: offered only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Personnel Management in Criminal Justice

F620

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 only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Legal Aspect of Criminal Justice Management

F625

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. Note: offered only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Media Relations and Public Relations

F630

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 only in a web-based format. 

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Community/Restorative Justice

F640

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 only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Seminar in the Administration of Juvenile Justice

F670

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 only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: JUST F605; admission to M.A. in Justice program.

Credits: 3

Seminar in Critical Issues and Criminal Justice Policy

F690

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. Note: offered only in a web-based format.

Prerequisites: Admission to M.A. in Justice program. Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area .

Credits: 3

Research/ Project or Thesis

F698/699

 

F698 (Project)

F699 (Thesis)