• Introducing New Criteria for Assessing Training Materials About the Elderly

      Johnson, Knowlton W.; Beirnard, Charles A.; Stiles, Stephen R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1981-11)
      In what ways do law enforcement personnel and agencies use knowledge about the elderly? This article presents the findings of a recent study conducted by the International Training Research and Evaluation Council on how law enforcement trainees make use of the knowledge they gained through training materials developed by the National Retired Teachers Association/American Association of Retired Persons.
    • An Introduction to Alaska Fiscal Facts and Choices

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-06-05)
    • An Introduction to Alaska Fiscal Facts and Choices

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-02-02)
    • Introduction to Data Collection

      Rosay, André B.; DeWitt, Michelle (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2013-12-05)
      This Powerpoint presentation illustrates the fundamentals of data collection through the example of an evaluation of Teens Acting Against Violence (TAAV), a violence prevention and youth empowerment program for teenagers operated by the Tundra Women’s Coalition in Bethel, Alaska. Key results from the evaluation are presented.
    • An Introduction to the Economy of Alaska

      Knapp, Gunnar (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012)
      Alaska’s geography—its location, climate, topography, and resources—have driven Alaska’s economy in the past and define and constrain its opportunities for the future. Alaska has abundant natural resources—oil, minerals, forests, fish. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Alaska’s strategic location has contributed to the role of the military and more recently the international air cargo industry. Another Alaska natural resource--its natural beauty—represents an increasingly important natural resource. But Alaska’s remoteness from major markets, cold climate, mountainous topography, and permafrost make Alaska a costly place to extract resources compared with other parts of the world.
    • Invasive Species Management Programs in Alaska: A Survey of Statewide Expenditures, 2007 - 11

      Schwoerer, Tobias; Federer, Rebekka; Ferren, Howard II (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 11/1/2012)
    • Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking

      Rosay, André B.; Wood, Darryl S.; Rivera, Marny; Postle, Greg; TePas, Katherine (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2010-01-01)
      This project examined sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking cases reported to the Alaska State Troopers. More specifically, we examined all sexual assault and sexual abuse of minor incidents reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2003 and 2004, all assaults in domestic violence incidents reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2004, and all stalking incidents reported to Alaska State Troopers from 1994 to 2005. In addition, we examined whether cases were referred to the Alaska Department of Law for prosecution, were accepted for prosecution, and resulted in a conviction. This report provides a thorough overview of key characteristics on reports, suspects, victims, incidents, witnesses, and legal resolutions. This report also examines the predictors of legal resolutions. Finally, this report examines whether rural cases are less likely to have successful legal resolutions. Results clearly show that what Alaska State Troopers do when investigating reported offenses can increase rates of referral, acceptance, and conviction. In addition, we found no evidence of under-enforcement in rural areas. Contrary to allegations that the provision of criminal justice services is diminished in rural areas, we found that geographic isolation does not hinder case processing. These results are important for other rural jurisdictions. Most importantly, we found that cases first reported to local first responders had better legal resolutions. This finding suggests that the resources provided by these first responders (i.e., reduced response time and enhanced investigation) increase the rates of prosecutions and convictions. This finding is important not just in Alaska, but in other jurisdictions where official responders are not immediately available.
    • Investments in Statewide Invasive Species Management Programs in Alaska: 2007-2011

      Schwörer, Tobias; Federer, Rebekka; Ferren, Howard (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-10-31)
    • Iñupiaq Translations and Transformations of Protestant Beliefs and Practices

      Hanson, Kristin Helweg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-14)
      Dr. Kristin Helweg Hanson's book Alaska Native (Iñupiaq) Translations and Transformations of Protestant Beliefs and Practices: A Case Study of How Religions Interact, has recently been published by Edwin Mellen Press. It explores how Iñupiaq spirituality-culture has and can inform and shape the immigrant Christian system.
    • Is Race a Factor in Disparate Health Problems Associated with Violence Against Women?

      Rivera, Marny; Garcia, Gabriel (Center for Health Disparities Research School of Community Health Sciences University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2014-12-01)
      Research studies examining the health correlates of violence against women have consistently demonstrated associations between violence and poor health outcomes, but have not examined a disparate impact on racial minorities. Alaska Victimization Survey data (2010) were used to examine whether a disparate relationship between victimization and health problems exists for minority women relative to White women. The Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) is a cross-sectional survey designed to provide baseline estimates of intimate partner and sexual violence for Alaskan women. Logistic regression was used to assess the odds of experiencing various health problems given race and exposure to violence status while holding age and education constant. This study found that victimization increased the odds of health problems for all women, but significantly more so for minority women. Based on allostatic load theory, minority women who are victims of violence may be more likely to experience poor health outcomes because of the compounding effects of life stressors on neural, endocrine, and immune systems. Policy and practice implications of the study findings suggest preventing and reducing violence against all women, and for informed physicians to screen patients for abuse histories and refer to appropriate counseling and other stress reduction resources.
    • Is the Rate of Property Crime Increasing in Alaska? [transcript]

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Cravez, Pamela (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-10-18)
      Is the rate of property crime increasing in Alaska? Data from six Alaska jurisdictions show it’s a complex question. Dr. Brad Myrstol, interim Justice Center director developed a series of graphs to show how the rate of property crime in Alaska is impacted by factors including time, place of crime and type of crime. This presentation focuses on the property crimes of larceny-theft, shoplifting (which is a subcategory of larceny), burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The time period is from 1985 to 2016. The jurisdictions reviewed are: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, North Slope Borough and Palmer. Each use the Uniform Crime Reports to report data. This is a transcript of the video presentation "Property Crime Rates 1985–2016: Is the Rate of Property Crime Increasing in Alaska? Trend Data from Six Alaska Police Agencies" which can be found at https://youtu.be/HiQqNyDgmas. Graphs by Brad A. Myrstol; produced & narrated by Pamela Cravez.
    • ISER Alaska Input-Output Model

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1998)
      The primary purposes of the ISER Alaska input-output model are to measure the economic impact and economic importance of selected activities on the Alaska economy and to measure the economic impact of changes in the level of these activities. A related purpose is to study the structure of the Alaska economy. The input-output model can be used to conduct both economic impact analysis and economic significance analysis. For example, the model could be used to estimate the economic importance of a new ski resort in South Central Alaska. The change in final demand represented by the new resort would determine its economic impact on the region. The change in final demand would come primarily from non-resident visitors who would be attracted to Alaska to use the new resort. This working paper outlines various aspects of the model.
    • ISER Review 1994-1996

      Leask, Linda (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 1996)
      Alaska has seen rapid and dramatic change since 1959, when it became a state. The Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)-which was established in 1961-has studied that change, examining virtually all the major public policy issues along the way. This Review reports on ISER's research between 1994 and 1996. It discusses recently completed and ongoing work. Faculty and staff are profiled on page 7, and page 8 lists selected recent publications. This summary includes Fishery Studies, Social Studies, Community Studies and Economics/Fiscal Studies.
    • ISER Review 1997-2000

      Leask, Linda (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2000)
      The Institute of Social and Economic Research has studied public policy in Alaska since 1961. This review summarizes some of our recent research including Economic Projections for Alaska and the Southern Railbelt, 1999-2025 (Scott Goldsmith), : The Economic Significance of the Power Cost Equalization Program (Scott Goldsmith), Alcohol Related Homicide in Alaska Communities (Matthew Bennan, Teresa Hull, and Philip May), Seatbelt Use in Alaska (Virgene Hannah and Jack Kruse), Salmon Trap Profitability(Steve Colt), and changes inthe health, education, and safety of Alaska's children.
    • ISER Review 2000 - 2002

      Leask, Linda (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2002)
      This report provides summary information from selected research conducted by the Institute of Social and Economic Research between 2000 and 2002. This edition includes challenges to Alaska's salmon fishery, The launch of an online collection of materials on Alaska Native culture, language, and history (Alaskool.org), the economic impact of Anchorage's International Airport, land ownership in Alaska, the contribution of tourism to Alaska's economy, and many more!
    • Ishmael Hope presents Courtesans of Founder Hill

      Hope, Ishmael Khaagwáask’ (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-04-09)
      Ishmael Hope is a storyteller, poet, and writer who explores his Inupiaq and Tlingit heritages. His Inupiaq name is Angaluuk and his Tlingit name is Khaagwaask'. Courtesans of Flounder Hill is his first collection of poetry and is published by Ishmael Reed Publishing Company. According to the late Richard Dauenhauer, Ishmael Hope "reminds us how each of us is central in a multigenerational relationship involving ancestry, self, and descendants; heritage, contemporary culture, and legacy; an unbroken chain of storytellers, daily life, and dreams, always negotiating, in the words of T. S. Eliot, between tradition and the individual talent." Ishmael Hope is also the author of the comic book Strong Man and was the lead writer for the highly acclaimed video game Kisima Ingitchuna: Never Alone.
    • Issues and Possible Consequences of Recriminalization of Public Drunkenness: An Informational Report

      Conn, Stephen; Endell, Roger V. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1982-11-05)
      This report evaluates the possible impact of recriminalization of public intoxication in Alaska. Review of national and state reports and information on the decriminalization of public drunkenness in Alaska lead to the conclusion that recriminalization will either require a significant increase in funding for justice operations or substantial reallocation of limited public safety resources. Recriminalization is unlikely to result in improved treatment of alcohol abusers or to reduce serious crime. Public drunks are more likely to be crime victims rather than perpetrators of serious crimes.
    • IT Security and University Systems

      McGrath, Max (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-04)
      Max McGrath and members of IT Services discuss challenges facing UA systems regarding new technology and security systems. The commitment to having access to information and academic freedom and throughout the UA community will also be highlighted. Max McGrath is a Security Analyst in Information Technology Services at UAA.
    • It's Good to be the King: Advice and Statecraft in Early Modern Europe

      Ball, Rachael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-02-05)
      In 1543, before his departure from Spain to fight the French, Emperor Charles V left guidance for his 15 year old son, Philip. The detailed written instructions have been transcribed by Rachael Ball and Geoffrey Parker in a bilingual critical edition called Cómo Ser Rey. These secret letters include frank assessments of officials and instructions on how kings should comport themselves and treat their subjects. Charles V reminded his son of his many duties, including how to deal with his various kingdoms and peoples with diverse languages, customs, and regional identities--an issue that continues to resonate today in the Catalan Independence movement. Ray Ball is an Assistant Professor of Early Modern European and World History at UAA. She earned a doctorate in Early Modern European History from Ohio State University.
    • It’s more than just dollars: Problematizing salary as the sole mechanism for recruiting and retaining teachers in rural Alaska

      DeFeo, Dayna; Hirshberg, Diane; Hill, Alexandra (2018)
      Staffing rural Alaska schools with a stable workforce of qualified teachers has been perennially challenging, and the failure to do so harms student achievement. In the spring of 2014, the Alaska Department of Administration contracted with the Center for Alaska Education Policy Research to produce a uniform salary schedule and community cost differentials with the objective of attracting and retaining highly-qualified teachers to Alaskan communities. In this paper, we summarize the findings of that study, including opportunities for significant teacher salary increases. However, we discuss the role of salary in teachers’ decisions to stay or leave rural communities, noting that other working conditions are stronger predictors of teacher attrition. We argue that salaries alone will not ensure a stable and qualified teacher workforce, instead positing that efforts to improve Alaska’s rural schools and teacher retention outcomes will require both adequate compensation and attention to the working conditions.