Browsing University of Alaska Anchorage by Subject "gangs"
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Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 27, No. 4 (Winter 2011)The Winter 2011 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act designed to facilitate offender reentry throughout the United States; the Fairbanks gang assessment — the first structured study of gang activity in Alaska; and a summary of a Bureau of Justice Statistics report on law enforcementn agencies with special gang crime units.
A Brief Look at Gangs and the Fairbanks Gang AssessmentThis research overview presents selected information from the 2010 Fairbanks Gang Assessment, along with national data about gang member demographics, gang membership motivation, and problems caused by gangs.
Fairbanks Gang AssessmentThe Justice Center at University of Alaska Anchorage partnered with the Fairbanks Gang Reduction and Intervention Network (GRAIN) to perform a thorough assessment of the gang problem in Fairbanks following the protocol outlined by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)’s Comprehensive Gang Model. Law enforcement data show that there are at least 12 active gangs in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, with the percentage of crime reported to law enforcement attributable to gangs (2007-2009) varying from a low of 4.3% in 2007 to a high of 7.2% in 2008. The complete assessment, contained in this report, includes a review of community demographic data, law enforcement data, student and school data, and community perceptions data.