Justice (JUST)

JUST S102 Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid

1 credit (1+0)
Cross-listed as HS S102.Basic CPR techniques and First Aid for controlling bleeding, shock, seizures, obstructed airway/choking, hot and cold-related emergencies, and diabetic crisis. Signs and symptoms of stroke and heart attack are reviewed, as is use of A.E.D. Safety and prevention practices are discussed. The course meets certification requirements for child care providers, outdoor guides, lifeguards, home health aides, group homes, and certified nurse aids. Course materials are derived from American Safety and Health Institute and American Heart Association guidelines.

JUST S103 Law Enforcement Procedures

4 credits (3+2)
A statutory law course covering individual rights, constitutional safeguards, and rules of evidence. Constitutional issues such as search and seizure, 5th Amendment, and 14th Amendment are studied.

JUST S104 Ethics and Conduct

1 credit (1+0)
Specific instruction in the professional standard law enforcement ethics, conduct, and Community Oriented Policing philosophy. Provides the tactical tools necessary to successfully manage routine transactions as well as extraordinary confrontations. Fosters discussion about values, integrity, and principles as they relate to law enforcement.

JUST S105 Traffic Law and Enforcement

4 credit (2+4)
Course covers preparation of D.U.I. enforcement, drinking drivers and driving, the D.U.I. statute, issues and defenses, pharmacology and toxicology, theory and operation of the intoximeter, courtroom testimony, and case preparation. Accident investigation techniques and field exercises are included.

JUST S106 Enforcement Techniques

3 credits (1+4)
Introduction to the basic skills necessary to use firearms (both pistol and shotgun), operate a motor vehicle under emergency conditions, and use of expandable tactical baton, taser, and oleo capsicum (pepper) spray effectively. A continuum on the use of force, judgment in the use of deadly force, physical defense tactics, and physical arrest.

JUST S107 Criminal Justice

3 credits (3+0)
Course covers physical evidence and crime scene investigation, drug identification and case procedures, arson, sex crimes, and instruction in fingerprinting and investigation practices.

JUST S110 Introduction to Law Enforcement

3 credits (3+0)
Survey of the structure and process of criminal justice agencies. Includes an introduction to criminal law, police, courts, corrections and criminology. Introduces students to the history of the criminal justice system in the United States and traces the origins and historical foundation of the present day systems and associated agencies, with a focus on law enforcement in our society. Also introduces students to various political theories of justice and principles of causation as it relates to criminal behavior.

JUST S121 Policing in the Community

3 credits (3+0)
Introduces students to the general function of law enforcement in our society with an emphasis on basic patrol procedures in the community. Also exposes students to crisis intervention and emergency police procedures including emergency police communications, interpersonal relations and problem solving.

JUST S125 Introduction to Addictions

3 credits (3+0)
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs will be studied along with addictive behaviors related to satisfying the pleasure center of the brain which are not substance-related such as compulsive shopping, problem gambling, and the various computer-related addictions. Survey of the theories of addiction including the disease model of addiction, behavioral addictions, addiction treatment, and more. Focus will center on those addictions specific to Alaska.

JUST S131 Rural Justice in Alaska

3 credits (3 + 0)
An examination of the application of the western justice system to remote Alaska villages including issues that arise from cultural conflicts, difficulties associated with a centralized justice system servicing remote communities off the road system, the Federal/Indian or Native Alaskan relationship, and a description of criminal behavior occurring in the villages. Exposure to alcohol and substance related issues. These include Tribal justice-related solutions, local options laws, and other efforts to curb the negative aspects of alcohol and substance abuse in rural Alaska.

JUST S202 Criminal Investigation and Interviewing

3 credits (3+0)
Provides students with exposure to the criminal investigation process. Included are an introduction to the historical foundation to current investigative techniques including the methods, principles, and technology involved in current investigation. Fingerprints, DNA and other modern crime scene technology are examined and explored. The CSI effect on current police investigative practices and the overall effect on policing will also be introduced.
Prerequisite: JUST S110.

JUST S212 Criminal Procedures

3 credits (3+0)
Students will be presented with an introductory examination of criminal procedures and how those procedures are applied by law enforcement agencies and criminal justice professionals. Emphasis upon the legal limitations of the police and the right of the people to be secure from the government under the protections of the United States Constitution and the Rules of Evidence.
Prerequisite: JUST S110.

JUST S222 Research Methodology

3 credits (3+0)
Overview of research methodology utilized within the structure of social science as applicable to scientific theory and resolution, particularly as applicable to law enforcement. Specific basic methods and designs will be outlined and studied as they apply to conducting surveys, recording observations, and conducting appropriate experiments within the realm of social science. Statistical analysis will be introduced.
Prerequisite: JUST S110.

JUST S252 Criminal Law

3 credits (3+0)
A general study of the elements, purposes, and functions of criminal law with emphasis on historical and philosophical concepts.
Prerequisite: JUST S202.

JUST S261 Ethics in Criminal Justice

3 credits (3+0)
An examination of the ethical and moral concepts, and their relationship to criminal justice issues. This course applies ethics theories to the criminal justice institutions of police, courts and corrections. Examines ethical and moral dilemmas which confront law enforcement officers and crime control policy makers.Prerequisite: JUST S212

JUST S294 Law Enforcement Practicum

3 credits (1+0+8)
Practical experience gained by working alongside professionals in law enforcement is invaluable. This practicum will introduce the student to the real world of law enforcement and justice by working at one of the select participating law enforcement or justice agencies. Critical real-life exposure to areas covered in academic study will greatly enhance and reinforce the learning experience for the student in this practicum.
Prerequisite: Permission of Enforcement program director.