• 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey

      Samaniego, Sandy; Morton, Lauree; Rosay, André B.; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Wood, Darryl S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2010-09-30)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of key results from the 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) for Alaska statewide conducted from May to June 2010, with results released on September 30, 2010 in Anchorage. The study provides the first definitive measures of incidence and prevalence violence against women in Alaska. Findings include: * About 59% of adult women in Alaska have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * Nearly 12% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * About 37% of adult women in the Alaska have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * About 48% have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
    • 2010 Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey: A Look at Adult Attitudes, Perceptions, and Norms

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy; McMullen, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-07-12)
      The Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey (AUDS) was conducted to assess adults’ recent exposure to Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol media campaign about underage drinking, as well as adult attitudes, norms, and perceptions regarding the underage drinking problem in Anchorage. Our interest was in understanding community perceptions regarding the extent of the underage drinking problem, underage access to alcohol through social and retail outlets, consequences of underage drinking, and laws and policies designed to reduce underage drinking and the consequences stemming from it. The survey contained six major sections: (1) underage drinking problem, (2) adult influences on underage drinking, (3) alcohol consumption, (4) responses to underage drinking, (5) public service advertisements, and (6) respondent background information.
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Association with Alcohol Abuse by Alaska Adults

      Rivera, Marny; Sidmore, Patrick (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-06-15)
      This article examines the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — such as abuse and household dysfunction in childhood — and its association with adoption by Alaska adults of the health-risk behaviors of heavy and binge drinking. The behavioral health of Alaskans could be improved by addressing the association between ACEs and health-risk drinking behaviors, and establishing an integrated prevention system.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 25, No. 3 (Fall 2008)

      Rivera, Marny; Rosay, André B.; Wood, Darryl S.; Postle, Greg; TePas, Katherine; Everett, Ronald S.; Chamard, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-09-01)
      The Fall 2008 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum reports on assaults in domestic violence incidents in Alaska communities served primarily by the Alaska State Troopers; the trajectories of juvenile delinquency careers among youth in Anchorage and Fairbanks; and results of a community survey of residents of Northeast Anchorage on public safety and community satisfaction.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall 2009)

      Rivera, Marny; Rosay, André B.; Wood, Darryl S.; TePas, Katherine (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-09-01)
      The Fall 2009 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on violence against women, with articles on legal resolutions and attrition in domestic violence cases reported to Alaska State Troopers, recent recommendations from Alaska lawmakers and the Governor on reducing violence in Alaska, and the relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence. An additional article details recent data about leading causes of death for Alaska and the U.S.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 27, No. 3 (Fall 2010) 

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Periman, Deborah (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-12)
      The Fall 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on school resource officers (SROs); methamphetamine prevention efforts; and a recent 9th Circuit ruling on felon disenfranchisement.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 30, No. 1 (Spring 2013)

      Rosay, André B.; Rivera, Marny; Williams, Dean; Comeau, Carol; Hitchcock, William D.; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-03-01)
      The Spring 2013 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum is devoted primarily to issues related to school discipline and the juvenile justice system, and features three articles on "zero tolerance" policies by Dean Williams, who was the Superintendent of the McLaughlin Youth Center; Carol Comeau, who was the Superintendent of the Anchorage School District; and William Hitchcock, who was the Master of the Anchorage Children’s Court. Background is provided through an examination of recent data on juvenile delinquency and school suspensions and expulsions for Alaska. A fifth article describes StepUp, a diversion program for expelled or long-term suspended students which has operated for the past four years in the Anchorage School District. The issue also includes updates on Alaska Victimization Survey data releases, faculty and staff news, and a memorial to retired Justice Center faculty member Dr. Lawrence C. Trostle, who died in May 2013.
    • 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.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 32, No 1. (Spring 2015)

      Rivera, Marny; Sidmore, Patrick; Armstrong, Barbara; Periman, Deborah; Myrstol, Brad A.; Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-06-15)
      The Spring 2015 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and alcohol abuse in adulthood, limiting public access to criminal records, police–public contacts in Anchorage, and officer-involved shootings in Anchorage.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 33 No. 1 (Spring 2016)

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Blumenstein, Lindsey; Rivera, Marny; Lepage, Cory R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-09-21)
      The Spring 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles focusing on University of Alaska students' disclosures of sexual misconduct and sexual assault victimizations; a summary of the provisions of the criminal justice reform measure Senate Bill 91 "Omnibus Criminal Law & Procedure; Corrections" enacted into law in July 2016 ; and findings from a survey of Anchorage adults on perceptions of youth marijuana use and youth non-medical use of prescription drugs.
    • Alaska Meth Education Project: Process and Outcome Evaluation, 2009

      Rivera, Marny; McMullen, Jennifer (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2009-09-01)
      The Alaska Meth Education (AME) Project is a statewide effort to reduce meth use and availability in Alaska by educating Alaskans about, and preventing youth from trying, meth. The AME Project provides free community education presentations, an anti-meth media campaign. anti-meth summits, and a website and Facebook page which provide information, local resources, and links to their campaign ads. This report evaluates AME Project efforts and is the first to provide information regarding Alaskans’ perceptions of meth, including effects and risks associated with meth use and perceptions regarding the availability and use of meth by young adults in Alaska. Evaluation methods included a survey to evaluate community education presentations; a survey conducted with UAA Justice students exposed to the anti-meth radio advertisements generated by the AME Project; a survey of 10,000 randomly sampled Alaskans; and a process evaluation involving interviews conducted with AME Project statewide advisory committee members.
    • Alaska Sex Offender Recidivism and Case Processing Study: Final Report

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-12-23)
      Part I of this report provides updated estimates of Alaska sex offender recidivism, expanding the post-inarceration follow-up period from two years (as used in previous studies) to seven years in order to better understand sex offender desistance from crime. Study data was obtained from the Alaska Department of Corrections and the Alaska Department of Public Safety. The initial analysis sample included all persons who were convicted of one or more registerable sexual offenses and subsequently released from incarceration between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008. Of the 433 persons who met this critera, 27 died after release from institutional custody, leaving 406 sex offenders in the final analysis sample. In Part II of this report, data on individuals arrested at least once for the commission of one or more registerable sex offenses from 2008 to 2011 — a total of 1,179 individual suspects — were extracted from the criminal justice data repository maintained by the Alaska Department of Public Safety. This data was analyzed to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of Alaska’s criminal history repository data on sex offenses and to explore the quality of those data for examining case processing of misdemeanor and felony offenses.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Anchorage

      Rosay, André B.; Morton, Lauree; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Wood, Darryl S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2011-10-03)
      This is a handout of a Powerpoint slide presentation presenting an overview of key results from the 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Municipality of Anchorage, which was conducted from April to June 2011, with results released on October 3, 2011 in Anchorage. Findings include: * Over 50% of adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * Over 8% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * Three out of every ten adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * Four out of every ten have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Bristol Bay

      Rosay, André B.; Morton, Lauree; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Wood, Darryl S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2011-10-12)
      This is a handout of a Powerpoint slide presentation providing an overview of key results from the 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Bristol Bay region, which was conducted from April to June 2011, with results released on October 12, 2011 in Dillingham. Findings include: * Over 50% of adult women in the Bristol Bay Region have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * Nearly 15% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * 3 out of every 10 adult women in the Bristol Bay Region have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * 4 out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Fairbanks

      Rosay, André B.; Morton, Lauree; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Wood, Darryl S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2011-10-07)
      This is a handout of a Powerpoint slide presentation presenting an overview of key results from the 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey for the City of Fairbanks and Fairbanks North Star Borough, which was conducted from April to June 2011, with results released on October 7, 2011 in Fairbanks. Findings for the City of Fairbanks include: * 57.0% of adult women in the City of Fairbanks have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * 11.5% of adult women in the City of Fairbanks have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * 3 out of every 10 adult women in the City of Fairbanks have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * 5 out of every 10 in the City of Fairbanks have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime. Findings for the Fairbanks North Star Borough include: * 44.8% of adult women in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * 5.5% of adult women in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * 3 out of every 10 adult women in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * 3 out of every 10 in the Fairbanks North Star Borough have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Juneau

      Rosay, André B.; Morton, Lauree; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny; Wood, Darryl S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2011-10-17)
      This is a handout of a Powerpoint slide presentation presenting an overview of key results from the 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey for the City and Borough of Juneau, which was conducted from April to June 2011, with results released on October 17, 2011 in Juneau. Findings include: * Over 50% of adult women in the City and Borough of Juneau have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * Nearly 15% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * 4 out of every 10 adult women in the City and Borough of Juneau have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * 5 out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: Detailed Responses to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Questions

      Rosay, André B.; Rivera, Marny; Myrstol, Brad A.; Wood, Darryl S. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-04-07)
      This brief paper presents survey questions used in the Alaska Victimization Survey on experience of intimate partner violence and sexual violence. Weighted results of reported victimization by respondents are also given. The Alaska Victimization Survey, designed to establish a baseline for estimates of intimate partner and sexual violence, is modeled after the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: From Research to Policy and Practice

      Rosay, André B.; TePas, Katherine H.; Wood, Darryl S.; Rivera, Marny; Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-11-18)
      The Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage partnered with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to conduct a statewide victimization survey. The Alaska Victimization Survey was modeled after the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System (NISVSS) survey, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the National Institute of Justice and the Department of Defense. The NISVSS survey is designed to “generate accurate and reliable lifetime and 12-month incidence and prevalence estimates on intimate partner violence (physical aggression, psychological aggression, and sexual violence); sexual violence (unwanted sexual situations, abusive sexual contact, and completed or attempted sex without consent); and stalking” (CDC). This poster presents key results from the Alaska Victimization Survey and identifies how survey results are being used to impact policy and practice.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the City and Borough of Sitka

      Rosay, André B.; Morton, Lauree; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2012-10-19)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of key results from the 2012 Alaska Victimization Survey for the City and Borough of Sitka, which was conducted from March to May 2012, with results released on October 19, 2012 in Sitka. Findings include: * 47% of adult women in the City and Borough of Sitka have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * Nearly 7% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * One out of every four adult women in the City and Borough of Sitka have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * Four out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
    • Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Kenai Peninsula Borough

      Morton, Lauree; Rosay, André B.; Myrstol, Brad A.; Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage; Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Alaska Department of Public Safety, 2013-10-10)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of key results from the 2012 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Kenai Peninsula Borough, which was conducted from April to July 2013, with results released on October 10, 2013 in Kenai. Findings include: * 52% of adult women in the Kenai Peninsula Borough have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime; * 6% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year; * More than 3 out of every 10 adult women in the Kenai Peninsula Borough have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and * More than 4 out of every 10 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.