• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 34, No. 4 (Spring 2018)  

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Cravez, Pamela; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-04-02)
      The Spring 2018 print edition of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) as first responders in sexual abuse of a minor and sexual assault cases, findings from the 2014–2015 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska's progress on the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, and a review of a book on the Sequential Intercept Model, which offers conceptual points at which a person with serious mental illness could be diverted from the criminal justice system. The Spring 2018 online edition includes expanded versions of print stories.
    • Alaska State Troopers B Detachment Patrol Staffing Study and Description of Dispatched Police Incidents

      Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-03-23)
      This study provides a workload-based staffing model for police patrol in B Detachment of the Alaska State Troopers and describes the pattern of police incidents in B Detachment over the study period of 2009 to 2015. Alaska State Troopers provide service in unincorporated areas of the state. B Detachment, headquartered in Palmer with additional posts in Wasilla and Glennallen, serves a large part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and portions of the Valdez-Cordova Census Area along the Richardson Highway, — an area of about 20,000 square miles containing 2,250 miles of roadways. According to the study, Troopers in B Detachment are chronically over-utilized, which causes operational problems. From 2009 to 2015, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers in B Detachment responded to an average of 48,000 incidents per year.