• Alaska Correctional Master Plan: Proposed Funding Strategy

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1980-03-18)
      In 1978, the State of Alaska committed itself to the development of a comprehensive master plan for its correctional system based on a philosophy consistent with the mandate of the Alaska Constitution (Article 1, Section 12): "Penal administration shall be based upon the principle of reformation and upon the need for protecting the public." A fundamental goal of the recommendations of the Alaska Corrections Master Plan is the provision of the most adequate corrections system for Alaska at the least possible cost. The single most effective means of accomplishing this is to avoid unnecessary incarceration of offenders, thereby avoiding the capital cost of constructing new facilities to accommodate growing inmate populations. Avoidance of unnecessary incarceration in turn requires development of a full range of community-based corrections programs, including pre-trial release, probation, pre-release, and parole supervision. This report recommends administrative and statutory changes for a proposed funding strategy.
    • Alaska Corrections Master Plan: A Preliminary Draft Summary

      Endell, Roger V. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-07-11)
      In 1978, the State of Alaska committed itself to the development of a comprehensive master plan for its correctional system based on a philosophy consistent with the mandate of the Alaska Constitution (Article 1, Section 12): "Penal administration shall be based unon the principle of reformation and upon the need for protecting the public." This summary of the Alaska Corrections Master Plan was prepared to facilitate an overview of the various sections of the plan prior to the final meeting of the joint Master Plan Advisory Committee. As the plan itself was not yet in final approved form, this summary reflects the plan as it existed prior to finalization.
    • The Alaska Corrections Master Plan: Legislative Implications

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-11-08)
      This paper provides to members of the Alaska State Legislature a summary of those areas of the Alaska Corrections Master Plan which have obvious legislative implications. It includes recommendations for (1) statutory changes, (2) operational funding (personnel), and (3) capital improvements above and beyond the "normal" correctional budgetary process. It is not an all-inclusive narrative summary of the Master Plan. The summary provides page reference numbers to the Master Plan, general topics, and a brief description of the recommendations under the three major topical headings listed above.
    • The Alaska Division of Corrections: An Institutional Population and Space Utilization Study

      Endell, Roger V. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-04-15)
      The Legislative Interim Committee on Corrections, Alaska State Legislature, requested identification and assessment of the differing segments of institutional populations and their relationships to present space utilization practices of the Alaska Division of Corrections (later Department of Corrections). The basic questions for which solutions were sought related to development of reasonable options for relief of overcrowding in some institutions, to ensure more effective use of bed space in others, and to provide interim short-term solutions to system-wide overcrowding through modifications to existing facilities and through policy changes. The Committee emphasized that long-term facility planning should be properly left to the correctional master plan to be completed by early 1979. This report surveys correctional populations and space utilization practices within the eleven principal correctional centers managed by the Alaska Division of Corrections as of 1977–1978.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 1, No. 6 (October 1977)

      Carpeneti, Anne; Endell, Roger V.; Ring, Peter Smith; Hutchings, Steve (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1977-10)
      The lead article of the October 1977 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum describes the provisions of House Bill 549, which would comprehensively revise Alaska's statutes pertaining to drug offenses. Other articles report on the 107th Congress of the American Correctional Association held August 21-25, 1977 in Milwaukee, describes reclassification of crimes of assault under the proposed Revised Alaska Criminal Code, a present the sixth of a six-part series on the history of the law of search and seizure. A justice training calendar is also included.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 1, No. 7 (November 1977)

      Endell, Roger V.; Stern, Barry; Moeller, Kim; Havelock, John E. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1977-11)
      A $183,000 LEAA grant will enable the Alaska Division of Corrections to develop a correctional master plan for improving the statewide correctional system; and the staff counsel of the Alaska Criminal Code Revision Subcommission describes the circumstances in which the use of force, or threat to use force, is justifiable and not a criminal offense under the proposed Revised Alaska Criminal Code. Other articles in the November 1977 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum examines the North Slope Borough Department of Public Safety's initiation in January 1977 of apprehension and short-term detention of intoxicated persons; and highlights the Alaska Supreme Court's concern with the effect of mounting caseloads. Also included are a digest of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions, announcements of upcoming conferences and seminars, and a justice training calendar.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 2, No. 3 (March 1978)

      Endell, Roger V.; Huston, William H.; Ring, Peter Smith (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-03)
      The March 1978 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features the text of an address by William H. Huston, director of the Alaska Division of Corrections, touching on Phase II of the correctional master plan, growing prison populations and overcrowding, alternatives to incarceration, and risk management. Other articles include an exploration of the possibilities of developing prison industries within Alaska's correctional system and the third of six-part series on the law on confessions, focusing on decisions of the Alaska Supreme Court in the area of criminal law on Miranda warnings, interrogations, and confessions. Also included is a justice training calendar.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 3 (March 1979)

      Endell, Roger V.; UAA Criminal Justice Center (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-03)
      The March 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features the first of two articles reporting on a national symposium on police higher education; the final order of Anchorage Superior Court Judge James K. Singleton in the case of Moseley v. Beirne, a class action suit attacking conditions and overcrowding in the Southcentral Correctional Center Annex (Sixth Avenue Jail) in Anchorage; the appointment of Bill Nix as Commissioner of Public Safety; the appointment of Charles F. Campbell as Director of the Alaska Division of Corrections; and a bill to establish an intermediate court of appeals as proposed by the Alaska Court System. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions, points brought up in criminal appeals cases, and proposed legislation, and the announcement of an upcoming judicial conferences.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 4 (April 1979)

      UAA Criminal Justice Center; Endell, Roger V. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-04)
      The April 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features the first of two article on the major findings of Alaskan Village Justice — the first comprehensive study of public safety and the criminal justice system in the predominately Alaska Native villages of rural or "bush" Alaska — and part 2 of a discussion of police education in the United States. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions and points brought up in criminal appeals cases, and a justice training calendar.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 4, No. 1 (Spring 1987)

      Angell, John E.; Endell, Roger V.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Schafer, N. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1987-03)
      The Alaska Justice Forum has resumed publication after a seven-year hiatus. The original Forum was published from 1977 to 1980. The Spring 1987 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on the implementation of Offender-Based State Correctional Information System (OBSCIS) by the Alaska Department of Corrections; a Bureau of Justice Statistics study estimating the likelihood of imprisonment for persons arrested for robbery, burglary, or theft in the U.S., Canada, England, and West Germany; and preliminary results of a study assessing the impact on Alaska of participation in the Interstate Compact for Probation and Parole; and results of a public opinion poll showing that a majority of Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough residents oppose selection of Fire Island as a site for a long-term correctional facility. Briefer items address the appointment by Governor Steve Cowper of a committee to coordinate Alaska's implementation of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 and two new Alaska Judicial Council research reports. March 1987 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 4, No. 3 (Fall 1987)

      Endell, Roger V.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Stearns, Thomas; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1987-09)
      The Fall 1987 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on the growth of Alaska’s correctional population; 1986 data on households victimized by crime; the formation of a drug enforcement unit as part of Alaska's implementation of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986; and a summary of results of a study of visiting policies and practices in state-operated prisons throughout the U.S. October 1987 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • The Correctional Master Plan: Some Legislative Options

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-11-30)
      This testimony before the House Judiciary Committee of the Alaska State Legislature lays out potential future scenarios for corrections in Alaska. The author urges legislators to pay attention to the results of over half a million dollars worth of research on correctional problems in Alaska over the past three years in its decisionmaking on how to implement recommendations of the Alaska Corrections Master Plan.
    • Criminally Committed Mental Patient Services: A Task Force Report

      Endell, Roger V.; Havelock, John E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1980-06-20)
      Until 1980, criminal defendants found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity were committed under contract, at the discretion of the Alaska Division of Mental Health, to Atascadero State Hospital in California, a facility suitable to longer-term care of persons needing a secure setting. Changes in California state policy foreclosed this option. The most likely facility in Alaska that could accommodate this class of patients was Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) in Anchorage; however, introduction of a few new patients with special security needs would have impacts on existing programs of the Institute. This report presents recommendations of the Task Force on Criminally Committed Mental Patient Services for placement and treatment of criminal committed mental patients at Alaska Psychiatric Institute.
    • An Examination of Specialized Training Grants Funded by the Alaska Criminal Justice Planning Agency 1973 through 1975

      Endell, Roger V. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1976-08)
      Prior to the establishment of the Criminal Justice Center at the University of Alaska, no program has attempted to train and educate Alaska justice practitioners on a continuing basis and at all agency levels. The Alaska Criminal Justice Planning Agency, through the Governor's Commission on the Administration of Justice, has attempted to deal with this training problem on an interim basement through the Specialized Training Grant program, which enables "state and local police officers, correctional officers, prosecutors, public defenders, and court personnel [to obtain] specialized training sponsored by other agencies and institutions," often involving travel out-of-state for programs largely unavailable in Alaska. This study examines individualized grants funded for the years 1973–1975 as a means of measuring the effectiveness of the Specialized Training Grant program as on approach to the continuing professionalization of Alaska's criminal justice personnel.
    • Finland v. the USA: Imprisonment Responses to Crime

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1981-10-20)
      This manuscript, prepared as a chapter for a prospective book on corrections and punishment in the Scandinavian/Nordic nations of northern Europe, compares Finland with the United States with respect to the imprisonment response to crime, correctional policies, and correctional populations.
    • Issues and Possible Consequences of Recriminalization of Public Drunkenness: An Informational Report

      Conn, Stephen; Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1982-11-05)
      This report evaluates the possible impact of recriminalization of public intoxication in Alaska. Review of national and state reports and information on the decriminalization of public drunkenness in Alaska lead to the conclusion that recriminalization will either require a significant increase in funding for justice operations or substantial reallocation of limited public safety resources. Recriminalization is unlikely to result in improved treatment of alcohol abusers or to reduce serious crime. Public drunks are more likely to be crime victims rather than perpetrators of serious crimes.
    • Seven Years of Individualized Training: An Examination of Specialized Training Grants Funded by the Alaska Criminal Justice Planning Agency, 1973 through 1979

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1980-04-15)
      Prior to the establishment of the Criminal Justice Center at the University of Alaska (renamed the Justice Center in 1979), no program has attempted to train and educate Alaska justice practitioners on a continuing basis and at all agency levels. The Alaska Criminal Justice Planning Agency, through the Governor's Commission on the Administration of Justice, has attempted to deal with this training problem on an interim basement through the Specialized Training Grant program, which enables "state and local police officers, correctional officers, prosecutors, public defenders, and court personnel [to obtain] specialized training sponsored by other agencies and institutions," often involving travel out-of-state for programs largely unavailable in Alaska. This study examines individualized grants funded for the years 1973–1979 as a means of measuring the effectiveness of the Specialized Training Grant program as on approach to the continuing professionalization of Alaska's criminal justice personnel.
    • Social Services and Corrections: Some Impressions of the North Slope Borough of Alaska

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1980-06-04)
      Justice services formerly provided by the State of Alaska to residents of the North Slope Borough have been withdrawn in recent years. For example, there is no longer either an Alaska State Trooper or a Divisions of Corrections probation officer based in the borough capital, Barrow. This report presents observations and recommendations addressing the borough government's questions about the planning and development of borough correctional services, relations with the North Slope Borough Department of Public Safety, Alaska Court System, Alaska Division of Corrections, and Inpuiat University (later known as Iḷisaġvik College), issues related to alcohol offenders, probation services, and other issues related to borough correctional services.
    • A Socialist System of Justice: Observations from a Visit to the U.S.S.R.

      Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1982-03-28)
      This paper presents observations of the Soviet system of justice, including the courts, the procuracy (described as a combination of a prosecutor or district attorney and a police investigator), criminal trials, sentencing, and corrections. The paper is based upon a three-week visit by the author to the USSR as one of 24 American participants in a criminal justice study program. In all, just over three weeks were spent in the Soviet Union including lengthy visits in Leningrad, Moscow, and Tallin (then-capital of Soviet Estonia). The opportunity of first hand observation and direct interaction with Soviet policy and law makers and Soviet academicians has done much toward destroying myths about Soviet justice practices.