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Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement programs are designed to prepare participants to compete for jobs in the criminal justice field at the local and state levels, as well as in private security and offers specialized classes and practical training for a variety of law enforcement careers. Tailored to teach participants how to handle the challenges of the law enforcement profession, this Alaska-centric degree addresses the current critical shortage of Alaskans in law enforcement professions.

It is offered cooperatively by the University of Alaska Southeast and the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Credits earned in the two-year University of Alaska Southeast Law Enforcement degree will also apply toward the Justice Bachelor Degrees offered by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Sessions are offered in both Fall and Spring semesters.

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Law Enforcement O.E.

Occupational endorsements are programs of study designed to give students intensive training in a specific occupational field.

Typically an occupational endorsement is less than 30 credits, and is not an eligible program for financial aid.

Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours16
JUSTS102Fundamentals of CPR and First Aid1
JUSTS103Law Enforcement Procedures4
JUSTS104Ethics and Conduct1
JUSTS105Traffic Law and Enforcement4
JUSTS106Enforcement Techniques3
JUSTS107Criminal Justice3

Associate of Applied Science: Law Enforcement

Associate degree programs are areas of study designed to prepare students academically for admission to a bachelor degree program.

Typically an associate degree program is 60 credits (two years).

The A.A.S. in Law Enforcement requires 64 credits, 3 of which are the Practicum (JUST S294), which may be completed in the student’s home town upon approval of the practicum placement by an appropriate agency. A minimum grade of C (2.00) is required in all JUST courses.

Students must consult with a Sitka Student Success Center Advisor before registering for courses.

Degree Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)

Minimum Credit Hours61
General Education Requirements31-32
Written Communication Skills
ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3
Oral Communication Skills
Select two from the following (6 credits)
COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication*3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication*3
COMMS241Public Speaking*3
*Grade C 2.00 or better
Computation Skills
Select one from the following (3-4 credits):
MATHS106Concepts and Contemporary Applications3
MATHS107College Algebra (or higher)4
STATS107Survey of Statistics (or higher)4
Social Sciences
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
SOCS201Social Problems3
Fine Arts
___S___Advisor-approved Fine Arts GER3
___S___Advisor-approved Lab Science GER3
Major Requirements30
JUSTS110Introduction to Law Enforcement3
JUSTS121Policing in the Community3
JUSTS125Introduction to Addictions3
JUSTS131Rural Justice in Alaska3
JUSTS202Criminal Investigation and Interviewing3
JUSTS212Criminal Procedures3
JUSTS222Research Methodology3
JUSTS252Criminal Law3
JUSTS261Ethics in Criminal Justice3
JUSTS294Law Enforcement Practicum3

UAS is an open enrollment institution, this means that you do not have to be in a UAS degree program to take a class. Anyone can take our classes as long as they meet the course pre-requisites.

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JUST Classes: Fall - 2014

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.

80599TD1John Cryderman
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

81710T01Camielle Call
Mon, Wed
8:00a - 9:30a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $552 (additional charges may apply)

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.

80600T01Sheldon Schmitt
Tue, Thu
8:00a - 9:30a
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $552 (additional charges may apply)

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.

80603TD1Sherrie Tinsley-Myers
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

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.

80974TD1David Sexton
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)

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.

80975TD1David Sexton
9/2 - 12/13

Tuition and fees: $592 (additional charges may apply)


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