Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Justice and Paralegal Studies Alumni Update: Hunt and Foxglove

Joel Hunt, BA Justice '05, has successfully defended his Ph. D. dissertation in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology in the School of Public Affairs at American University.  His dissertation was titled "Do Crime Hot Spots Move? Exploring the Effects of the Modifiable Areal Unit Problem and Modifiable Temporal Unit Problem on Crime Hot Spot Stability."

Joel graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts in Justice degree with Research Honors, and minors in Mathematics and Computer Science.  He is a Computer Scientist in the Research Division of the Office of Science and Technology at the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.

Josie Foxglove, Paralegal Studies Certificate '13, is a Deputy Clerk with the Coordinated Resources Project (Mental Health Court) in the Anchorage office of the Alaska Court System, a position she has held since spring 2015. Josie works as the project assistant and is responsible for much of the behind-the-scenes work which includes preparing court documents, scheduling, and data entry.

The Mental Health Court is a problem-solving court that works with Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) beneficiaries who have mental disabilities and are charged with criminal offenses.  The goal of this voluntary court is to assist individuals in treatment and rehabilitation.