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2014-15 Catalog


JUST A110: Introduction to Justice (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Course Attributes: UAA GER Social Sciences Requirement.
Special Note: This course is a prerequisite to most Justice courses. Survey of philosophies, functions and methods of social control with emphasis on role of law and those involved in its administration—police, courts, and correction organizations. Includes study of history, organization, processes, and problems related to law and justice agencies in a heterogeneous, democratic society. 

JUST A210: Principles of Corrections (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: JUST A110.
Presents an overview of the field of corrections. Topics include theories of punishment and sentencing, history of the prison and jail, inmate prison life, inmate litigation, and the organization of prisons and staff. Issues of gender, race/ethnicity and class are integrated throughout the course. 

JUST A211: Introduction to Restorative Justice (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: JUST A110.
Introduces the development of community and government responses to crime that encourage healing, accountability, competency, and citizen involvement while holding offenders and communities accountable. Includes theoretical and cultural roots, as well as an overview of restorative justice practices in the U.S. criminal system.

JUST A221: Justice Organization and Management (3 CR) 

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: JUST A110.
Survey of organization and management of police, court, correctional and legal operations, agency roles, goals, structural arrangements and administrative practices; applicability of theory and research; techniques and instruments of organization and management and principles of change.

JUST A241: Business Law I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Crosslisted with: BA A241.
Introduction to business law. Covers topics such as the American legal system, dispute resolution, constitutional and government regulation of business, torts, contract laws and theory, international law, and business ethics.

JUST A251: Crime and Delinquency (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: JUST A110 or SOC A101.
Crosslisted with: SOC A251. Course Attributes: UAA GER Social Sciences Requirement.
Theoretical perspectives on the causes, consequences, and control of crime and delinquency. Survey of the major theoretical perspectives in the study of crime and delinquency with special attention to the application of empirical research methods to important theoretical issues. 

JUST A255: Criminal Investigation (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: JUST A110.
Introduces fundamentals of investigation. Topics include crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, and scientific aids. Explores modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogations, follow-up, and case preparation.  

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