• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 1994)

      Trostle, Lawrence C.; Cunningham, Patrick; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-06-01)
      The Summer 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum describes a pilot victim-offender mediation program in Anchorage which involves juveniles accused of certain offenses and the victims of those crimes. The number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities at the end of 1993 reached a record high of 948,881, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), with Alaska’s system increased by 7.1 per cent in 1993, less than the percentage increase for the nation as a whole. A second BJS report finds that nearly one million individuals each year become victims of violent crime while working or on duty, accounting for 15% of the over 6.5 million acts of violence experienced by Americans age 12 or older. A gift of $200,000 from Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) to University of Alaska is intended to address justice issues and problems affecting Alaska Natives.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 1996)

      Lerman, Averil; Bureau of Justice Statistics; National Institute of Justice; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1996-03-01)
      The Spring 1996 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents an account based on historical research of the trial and execution for murder of a Native fisherman, Nelson Charles, in Juneau in 1939 — one of the last executions in Alaska, which abolished the death penalty in 1957. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on capital punishment in the U.S. in 1994, during which 13 states executed 31 prisoners. The second of two articles on the village component of a statewide public safety project conducted in 1994 by the Justice Center for the Alaska Department of Public Safety focuses on the information derived from on-site interviews conducted in twenty-eight rural communities with predominately Alaska Native populations; specific, localized arrangements for public safety are described. Research in Germany on the effect of alternative sanctions on juvenile offenders indicates that youthful offenders sent to prison have higher rates of recidivism than those given alternative sanctions.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 17, No. 4 (Winter 2001)

      Rieger, Lisa; Atwell, Cassie; Kelley, Pamela (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2001-01-01)
      The Winter 2001 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum opens with an article on the restorative justice practice of circle peacemaking in the Southeast Alaska village of Kake. This issue also reports on Alaska's progress in achieving compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, describes a learning project which gives Justice Center paralegal students working experience in the Anchorage Legal Services office, and summarizes major findings of an Alaska Judicial Council report on civil cases heard in Alaska courts.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer 2001)

      McCune, G. Blair; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2001-06-01)
      The Summer 2001 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features the Emmonak Elders' Group, which since 1999 has handles certain non-felony juvenile cases in the village of Emmonak, a predominately Yup'ik community on the Yukon Delta of western Alaska; and statistics on Alaska traffic fatalities from 1975 to 1999.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 18, No. 3 (Fall 2001)

      Giblin, Matthew; Moras, Antonia; Fishback, Steve (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2001-09-01)
      The Fall 2001 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on drug use among Anchorage arrestees in 2000, a review essay on a recent book on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the design of the new Anchorage jail, which replaces the old Sixth Avenue Jail.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 18, No. 4 (Winter 2002)

      Carns, Teresa W.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2002-01-01)
      The Winter 2002 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on mental health and the justice system, with two articles about Anchorage Mental Health Court, one of the first four mental health courts in the U.S.; a description of several therapeutic court projects being implemented by the Alaska Court System; and a discussion of the mentally ill in correctional institutions in Alaska and nationwide where, in 2000, one in every eight state prisoners was receiving some mental health therapy or counseling services. An additional article presents figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on justice system expenditures in Alaska and the nation.
    • 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. 26, No. 1 (Spring 2009)

      Everett, Ronald S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-03-01)
      The Spring 2009 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on Anchorage Wellness Court and other therapeutic jurisprudence and problem-solving courts, justice system operating expenditures, and an update on the work of the Criminal Justice Working Group.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 26, No. 4 (Winter 2010)

      Periman, Deborah; Rosay, André B.; Begich, Thomas S.; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-01-01)
      The Winter 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum leads off with an article on a recent Ninth Circuit decision holding that a Washington state law denying felons the right to vote is a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Other articles include profiles of correctional populations in Alaska and the U.S., an update on the work of the Criminal Justice Working Group, a pilot program aimed at reducing probation revocations rates, a study of juvenile probation officer workloads, and a discussion of the Language Interpreter Center, which works to provide qualified interpreters in legal, medical, social services, and educational settings statewide.
    • 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.
    • Community Justice Initiatives in the Galena District Court

      May, Jeff D. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      This article examines a community outreach program in rural Alaska whereby an Alaska Court System judge uses restorative justice principles in village sentencing hearings.
    • Restorative Justice: Theory, Processes, and Application in Rural Alaska

      May, Jeff D. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-17)
      An exploration of the principles behind using restorative justice as an alternate form of sentencing in criminal cases, with a focus particularly on how restorative justice might be of benefit in rural Alaska. Includes a bibliography. A sidebar, "Restorative Justice Programs and Sentencing", looks at amendments to Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure 11(i) and Delinquency Rules 21(d)(3) and 23(f) which describe the requirements for referral to a restorative justice program as part of the sentencing process.
    • Victim-Offender Mediation in Anchorage

      Trostle, Lawrence C.; Cunningham, Patrick (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-10)
      Victim-offender mediation programs provide an opportunity for victims to meet the offenders face-to-face in the presence of a trained mediator for the purpose of resolving the injury of the crime in some way. Mediation is offered as a diversion from the justice system which the offender may accept to avoid more formal adjudication. This paper describes a pilot victim-offender mediation program in Anchorage which involves juveniles accused of certain offenses and the victims of those crimes.