Justice (JUST)

JUST F110X      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.

Attributes: UAF GER Social Sciences Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F125X      Introduction to Addictive Processes      (s)
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 F125X.

Attributes: UAF GER Social Sciences Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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 F110X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F251X      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.

Attributes: UAF GER Social Sciences Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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.

Attributes: UAF GER Ethics Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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 F110X; junior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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; WRTG F211X or WRTG F213X; or permission of the instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F335      Gender and Crime      (W)
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 F110X; WRTG F111X; WRTG F211X or WRTG F213X; junior standing; or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with WGS F335.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F340      Rural Justice in Alaska      (s, a)
3 Credits

Offered Fall and Spring

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 F110X; junior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F345      Police Problems      (W)
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: WRTG F111X; WRTG F211X or WRTG F213X; JUST F110X; junior standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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 F110X; junior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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: WRTG F111X; JUST F110X; junior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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 F110X; JUST F251; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F453      Comparative Criminology      (O, 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: COJO F131X or COJO F141X; JUST F110X; JUST F251; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F454      Advanced Problems in Procedural Law      (W)
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: WRTG F111X; WRTG F211X or WRTG F213X; JUST F110X; JUST F354; junior standing; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F460      American Crime Control      (O, s)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Major concepts of the structure and process of criminal justice revisited with emphasis on current issues.

Prerequisites: COJO F131X or COJO F141X; JUST F110X; JUST F222; JUST F251; senior standing; justice major.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

JUST F475      Internship
3-9 Credits

Supervised work experience in criminal justice agencies. Note: Department approval required for 9 credits.

Prerequisites: Permission of director of intern program.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3-9 + 0 + 0

JUST F490      Capstone: Seminar in Critical Issues in Criminal Justice
3 Credits

Offered Spring

This seminar is one of three ways to satisfy the major capstone experience. 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 BA degree in Justice will make presentations. Attendance is required on the UAF campus.Prerequistes: Senior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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 F110X; junior standing; permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-6 + 0 + 0

JUST F498      Research Project
3 Credits

Offered 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: WRTG F111X; COJO F121X or COJO F131X or COJO F141X; ECON F100X or PS F100X or JUST F110X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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 M.A. degree program in Justice.

Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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 M.A. in Justice program.

Recommended: B.A. or B.S. degree in relevant area.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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 M.A. in Justice program.

Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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 M.A. in Justice program.

Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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 M.A. in Justice program.

Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 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.Note: Offered via the Internet.

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

Lecture + Lab + Other: 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. Note: Offered via the Internet.

Prerequisites: Admissions to M.A. in Justice program.

Recommended: B.A. or B.S. in relevant area.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 6

JUST F698      Non-Thesis Research/Project
1-12 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 1-12

JUST F699      Thesis
1-12 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 1-12