• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Summer 1996)

      UAA Justice Center; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Rieger, Lisa (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1996-06-01)
      The Summer 1996 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents several articles on legal resources, both criminal and civil, available to Alaskans with low incomes, describing services provided by the Alaska Public Defender's office and Alaska Legal Services Corporation; criteria for determining indigency when assigning public counsel in Alaska; a 1996 amendment to Alaska's Public Defender Act; criminal defense services for low income people throughout the United States; and tort reform efforts in Alaska and nationwide which may result in decreased access to the courts for individuals with low incomes. An additional article describes results of a recidivism study of participants in the Sex Offender Treatment Program at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center from January 1987 to August 1995.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 20, No. 4 (Winter 2004)

      Rosay, André B.; Moras, Antonia (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-01-01)
      The Winter 2004 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on forcible rapes and sexual assaults reported to Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001, the growth of prison populations in the U.S., a review of an Alaska Judicial Council study of felony case process, options for indigent defense in Alaska, and dispositions of sexual assault cases in Alaska.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 22, No. 2 (Summer 2005)

      Rosay, André B.; Riley, John; Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-06-01)
      The Summer 2005 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on homeless youth in Homer, a review essay of a recent book about mass incarceration, an overview of probation and parole in Alaska, and public perceptions of and experiences with Anchorage Police Department.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 23, No. 4 (Winter 2007)

      Riley, John; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2007-01-01)
      The Winter 2007 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on Alaska justice system operating expenses (FY 1984–2006), a review essay of a recent book about terrorism and the constitution, a study by the Alaska Judicial Council of offender recidivism in Alaska, and U.S. and Alaska incarceration rates in 2005.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 24, No. 3 (Fall 2007)

      Periman, Deborah; Rosay, André B.; Snodgrass, G. Matthew; Evans, Shel L. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2007-09-01)
      The Fall 2007 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on the collateral consequences of criminal conviction in Alaska, results of an Alaska Judicial Council evaluation of the Alaska Court System's three felony-level therapeutic courts, disproportionate minority contact within the juvenile justice system in Fairbanks North Star Borough, and results of a community survey in Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 27, No. 1 (Spring 2010)

      Rosay, André B.; Everett, Ronald S.; Chamard, Sharon; Armstrong, Barbara; Carns, Teresa White (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-03-01)
      The Spring 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on juvenile sex offenders, housing for chronic inebriates, justice projects in Alaska funded through Recovery Act funds, and the Alaska Prisoner Re-entry Task Force.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 28, No. 2-3 (Summer / Fall 2011)

      Moras, Antonia; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-06-01)
      The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on immigration in Alaska, a pilot project for Anchorage probation violators, Alaska's five-year plan for offender reentry, and the impact of Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) in violence against women cases.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 28, No. 4 – Vol. 29 No. 1 (Winter 2012 / Spring 2012)

      Chamard, Sharon; Rosay, André B.; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-12-01)
      The Winter/Spring 2012 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on self-protective behaviors that people engage in to feel safe in their homes, key indicators affecting domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska, results of an Alaska Judicial Council study of offender recidivism in Alaska, and predicting recidism among Alaska youth offenders.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 29, No. 3-4 (Fall 2012 / Winter 2013)

      Jarrett, Brian; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-09-01)
      The Fall 2012/Winter 2013 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on different approaches to mediation, Alaska and U.S. correctional populations in 2011, and an update on the work of the Alaska Prisoner Reentry Task Force.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 30, No. 3-4 (Fall 2013 / Winter 2014)

      Periman, Deborah; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
      The Fall 2013/Winter 2014 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on offender reentry and the collateral consequences of criminal conviction, the relationship between unemployment and domestic violence, and prison visitation policies. The issue also includes faculty and staff news, and a memorial to retired Justice Center faculty member Dr. Nancy E. Schafer, who died in September 2013.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 31, No. 3-4 (Fall 2014/Winter 2015)

      Fortson, Ryan; Carbaugh, Jacob A.; May, Jeff D.; Kimmel, Mara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      The Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum is devoted primarily to issues related to tribal courts in Alaska, including how they function, measures of their effectiveness, restorative justice, and past and future issues regarding tribal court jurisdiction.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 32, No. 2-3 (Summer/Fall 2015)

      Knudsen, Kristin S.; Payne, Troy C.; Reinhard, Daniel; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-11-06)
      The Summer/Fall 2015 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on a survey of studies on judicial selection methods used by U.S. states, selected milestones from the UAA Justice Center's 40-year history, an intervention to reduce public disorder in Anchorage's Town Square Park, 2014 institutional populations under authority of the Alaska Department of Corrections, and smart justice initiatives in Alaska.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 2016)

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-04-01)
      The Winter 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on approaches to evidence-based criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction in Alaska, and an initiatve to make Alaska and national public health data available online.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 34, No. 3 (Winter 2018) 

      Cravez, Pamela; Valle, Araceli; Fox, Geri; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-01-16)
      The Winter 2018 print edition of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on evidence-based practices that have been incorporated into Alaska's criminal justice system: a new pretrial risk assessment tool designed to calculate a defendant's risk of failure to appear at trial or of committing another crime if released pretrial; and the Alaska Results First benefit cost analysis of established evidence-based programs designed to reduce recidivism. The Results First analysis also provides a new eight-year study of recidivism rates in Alaska. The Winter 2018 online edition includes expanded versions of print stories and a video (with transcript) which further describes Alaska's new pretrial risk assessment tool.
    • 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 Prisoner Reentry Task Force Update

      UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
      The Alaska Prisoner Reentry Task Force, a subcommittee of the Alaska Criminal Justice Working Group (CJWG), focuses on promoting the goal that individuals released from incarceration do not return to custody. This article presents an update on progress on Alaska's Five-Year Prisoner Reentry Strategic Plan, 2011–2016, which was released by Task Force in February 2011.
    • Alaska Results First Initiative: Adult Criminal Justice Program Benefit Cost Analysis

      Valle, Araceli (Alaska Justice Information Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-10-02)
      Results of the Alaska Results First Initiative show that most of Alaska’s evidence-based adult criminal justice programs are showing positive return on state investment of money. Notably, all but one of those programs are shown to measurably reduce recidivism — the likelihood that an inmate will re-offend when released — which not only improves public safety, but saves the state the costs associated with criminal activity. The State of Alaska annually invests in Alaska’s adult criminal justice system to provide services and programs to eligible offenders, including domestic violence treatment, vocational and general education, and re-entry services. The study estimates that approximately $20.58 million in state funds were invested annually to the 19 evidence-based adult criminal justice programs that are shown — by academic studies and rigorous reviews — to yield results. The report is the result of a multi-year project, with support and participation of all three branches of Alaska state government, and in partnership with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative.
    • Alaska Results First — Benefit-Cost Findings: Adult Criminal Justice Programs

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Valle, Araceli (Alaska Justice Information Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-06-15)
      This slideshow, presented to the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission and Alaska Criminal Justice Working Group, presents Results First benefit to cost model estimates on 19 Alaska adult criminal justice programs. The Results First analysis of evidence-based programs, developed in partnership with the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, provides policymakers with a tool to better understand the relationship between the state’s monetary investment in programs and the return on that investment in terms of the benefits of reduced recidivism.
    • 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.
    • Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs)

      Parker, Khristy (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2009-02-01)
      An overview of key research findings nationally and in Alaska on batterer intervention programs (BIPs). BIPs are intervention and treatment programs intended to reduce recidivism rates among men arrested for domestic violence offenses.