• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 31 No. 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2014)

      Brandeis, Jason; Armstrong, Barbara; Chamard, Sharon; Geddes, Mary; Marz, Stacey (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-09-22)
      The Spring/Summer 2014 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on marijuana laws and policies, homelessness statistics for Alaska and the U.S., the newly-created Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, and the Alaska Court System's Early Resolution Program (ERP) for family law cases.
    • The Predictive Validity of Marijuana Odor Detection: An Examination of Alaska State Trooper Case Reports 2006–2010

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Brandeis, Jason (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-02-29)
      This study provides an empirical estimate of the extent to which Alaska State Troopers (AST) investigators’ detection of marijuana odors served as a reliable indicator of the presence of illegal quantities of marijuana in suspected structures/buildings. It also provides a detailed description of marijuana grow searches conducted by AST investigators. Data were compiled from the case records for all marijuana grow searches conducted by AST for the years 2006–2010 (n=333).
    • Shifting Marijuana Laws and Policies: Implications for Alaska

      Brandeis, Jason (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-09-22)
      Marijuana regulation continues to be a pressing criminal justice and social policy issue both in Alaska and across the nation. A ballot measure that would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in Alaska will be before the state’s voters at the November 2014 general election. This article summarizes Alaska’s current marijuana laws (as of summer 2014), identifies recent changes to other state laws and federal policies related to marijuana use and possession, and discusses the impact of those changes on Alaska’s marijuana laws.