• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Fall 1993)

      Carns, Teresa W.; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1993-09-01)
      The Fall 1993 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum describes several Alaska Judicial Council studies which document the increased attention to rural justice from 1987, when more than 100 villages throughout the state lacked resident justice services beyond the presence of a Village Police Officer (VPSO) or Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO), to 1993, with more than 100 tribal courts and councils providing services to residents of their communities. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that In 1991, 2.2 percent of federal and state prison inmates were reported to have the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. Findings from a 1992 assessment review of Alaska criminal history data and Alaska's compliance with the FBI/BJS voluntary reporting standards are described. Statistics from from 1988 to 1992 on murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Alaska overall are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 10, No. 4 (Winter 1994)

      Morrow, Phyllis; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-01-01)
      The Winter 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum examines some of the salient issues surrounding language, interaction, and legal interpretation in Alaska situations. Associated stories describe policies on interpretation in federal and state courts in Alaska and examples of errors in translation between Yup'ik and English in actual courtroom situations. A National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) report finds that more than 2.5 million women in the United States experience violence annually; although are significantly less likely to become victims of violent crime than men, women are more vulnerable to particular types of perpetrators, including intimates such as husbands or boyfriends. An Alaska Judicial Council seminar on alternative sanctions highlights the various reasons that Alaska judges may choose alternative punishments, ranging from an effort to rehabilitate the offender to a decision to hold the offender accountable, recompense the victim, or respond to overcrowding in the local jail.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 1994)

      Carns, Teresa W.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-03-01)
      The Spring 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum summarizes a report prepared for the Alaska Judicial Council which describes existing state criminal justice computer information systems in Alaska and makes recommendations for improved connectivity and coordination between them. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of women in state prisons grew 75 percent from 1986 to 1991, with women comprising 5.2 percent of all prisoners (up from 4.7 percent in 1986). Figures on guns and crime nationally and in Alaska are presented based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Fall 1994)

      Curtis, Richard; Schafer, N. E.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Carns, Teresa W.; Josephson, Sarah (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-09-01)
      The Fall 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum analyzes the 1,552 juvenile detention events in Alaska in 1993, which involve 1,023 youths who spent a total of 21,452 days in detention. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), one of two Justice Department measures of crime in the United States (the other being the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports) has been redesigned. Surveys recently conducted by the Joint State-Federal Courts Gender Equality Task Force present an overall picture of gender equality issues in Alaska state courts.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter 2002)

      Carns, Teresa W.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2002-01-01)
      The Winter 2002 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on mental health and the justice system, with two articles about Anchorage Mental Health Court, one of the first four mental health courts in the U.S.; a description of several therapeutic court projects being implemented by the Alaska Court System; and a discussion of the mentally ill in correctional institutions in Alaska and nationwide where, in 2000, one in every eight state prisoners was receiving some mental health therapy or counseling services. An additional article presents figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on justice system expenditures in Alaska and the nation.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 21, No. 3 (Fall 2004)

      Moras, Antonia; Carns, Teresa W.; Kelley, Pamela; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-09-01)
      The Fall 2004 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum featured articles on judicial selection in Alaska and other state courts in the U.S.; civil cases in Alaska and other state courts in the U.S.; gender equality in justice professions; and volunteers in Alaska youth courts and other justice agencies.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2005)

      Chamard, Sharon; Carns, Teresa W.; Langworthy, Robert H.; McKelvie, Alan R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-03-01)
      The Spring 2005 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on youth violence in Anchorage, the Alaska Judicial Council's evaluation of three therapeutic courts, the relationship between drug use and arrest offenses in Anchorage, and Bureau of Justice Statistics figures on the high rates of criminal victimization experienced by Alaska Natives and Native Americans.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 25, No. 4 (Winter 2009)

      Chamard, Sharon; Carns, Teresa W.; Green, Melissa S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-01-01)
      The Winter 2009 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on capital punishment in the U.S. and internationally, as well as a brief history of the death penalty in Alaska; violent deaths in Alaska and nationwide; an exploration of the relationship fear of crime and collective efficacy, social ties, and community disorder in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough; and findings of the Alaska Judicial Council's 2008 report on judicial selection and retention from 1984 to 2007.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2009)

      Everett, Ronald S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-03-01)
      The Spring 2009 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on Anchorage Wellness Court and other therapeutic jurisprudence and problem-solving courts, justice system operating expenditures, and an update on the work of the Criminal Justice Working Group.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Winter 2010)

      Periman, Deborah; Rosay, André B.; Begich, Thomas S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-01-01)
      The Winter 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum leads off with an article on a recent Ninth Circuit decision holding that a Washington state law denying felons the right to vote is a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Other articles include profiles of correctional populations in Alaska and the U.S., an update on the work of the Criminal Justice Working Group, a pilot program aimed at reducing probation revocations rates, a study of juvenile probation officer workloads, and a discussion of the Language Interpreter Center, which works to provide qualified interpreters in legal, medical, social services, and educational settings statewide.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 27, No. 2 (Summer 2010)

      Armstrong, Barbara; Chamard, Sharon; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-06-01)
      The Summer 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on civil legal assistance in Alaska and the U.S., a history and guide to Alaska pro bono programs, a comparison of gun ownership in Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and two pilot programs initiated by the Criminal Justice Working Group.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2013)

      Rivera, Marny; Coté, Shirley; Chamard, Sharon; Green, Melissa S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-06-01)
      The Summer 2013 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on reducing sales of alcohol to underage persons, leading causes of death including homicide and suicide, experience of racism in Anchorage, selection and evaluation of Alaska judges since 1984, and an update from the Criminal Justice Working Group.
    • Does the YLS/CMI help to predict recidivism?

      Carns, Teresa W.; Martin, Stephanie (Alaska Judicial Council, 2012-08)
      In June, 2010, the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (Division) invited the Alaska Judicial Council and the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at University of Alaska Anchorage to assist “in understanding how scores on the Division’s assessment instrument for juveniles, the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (YLS/CMI), reflect the actual recidivism of juveniles who’ve received services from the Division.” Other states had shown that YLS/CMI scores could be helpful in predicting recidivism among the youths they served, but Alaska had not yet done the comparable research. ISER and the Council agreed that the questions proposed would provide valuable information and help the Division to better address the reasons for youth recidivism.