Alaska Criminal Justice Programs

Alaska is known as a pretty peaceful and quiet state. Notwithstanding, it has its fair share crime, and even though it has a relatively small population, it has a high rate of violent crimes. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that on a per capita basis Alaska has the sixth highest rate of violent crime of any state in the United States.

Specifically, the occurance of rape, at a rate of roughly 80 per 100,000 people, is the highest in the nation according to the Anchorage Daily News. Even if Alaska was able to decrease its rate of rape by 50% it would still have the 7th highest rate of rape per capital in the U.S.

Currently, there are about 8,000 criminal justice professionals employed in the state of Alaska. These include police officers, criminal investigators, jailers, corrections officers and first-line supervisors. As the population in Alaska grows, so does the rate of crime, as well as the demand for trained and experienced criminal justice professionals.

While a few criminal justice jobs can be obtained without a college education, an associate degree is typically the minimum qualification--and most positions require a bachelor's degree. With an associates degree you can become a security guard or corrections officer and earn anywhere from $30,000 to $60,000 a year. Earn a bachelor's degree and you can become a detective, first-line supervisor, or investigator and make $60,000 to $110,000 a year. A few criminal justice careers, such as forensics scientist, crime scene investigator and criminologist, require a masters degree.

Below you'll find a comprehensive directory of the accredited colleges, universities and higher education institutions in Alaska offering degrees in criminal justice and disciplines that will prepare you for a career in criminal justice.

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Charter College (Anchorage, AK)
Programs offered:
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice
Certificate Program - Legal Assistant
Certificate Program - Paralegal Studies

University of Alaska-Anchorage (Anchorage, AK)
Programs offered:
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Justice
Certificate Program - Paralegal Studies

University of Alaska-Fairbanks (Fairbanks, AK)
Programs offered:
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - Paralegal Studies
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Justice

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