• Anchorage Community Survey: Residential Stability

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents a brief descriptive study of residential stability in Anchorage. In the spring of 2003 the Justice Center conducted a telephone survey of randomly selected households in Anchorage to collect information on a variety of topics, including residential stability. In all, more than 1,900 individual respondents 18 years of age or older participated in the survey. To measure residential stability throughout the municipality, respondents were asked by interviewers how long they had lived in their current neighborhood. Answers ranged from 2 weeks to 62 years; the median length of residency was 5 years.
    • Anchorage Underage Drinking Survey: Assessing Attitudes, Values, and Beliefs About the Underage Drinking Problem and Responses to It

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-04-17)
      This slide presentation, prepared for a town hall meeting in Anchorage, AK, presents results from a survey conducted in 2010-2011 of a random sample of adult Anchorage residents on adult perceptions of underage drinking and responses to it.
    • Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators

      Langworthy, Robert H.; Flexman-Evans, Shel L.; Chamard, Sharon; McKelvie, Alan R.; Yunker, Donald (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-05)
      The Anchorage Community Indicators (ACI) project is designed to make information (extracted from data) accessible so that conversations about the health and well-being of Anchorage may become more completely informed. Policy makers, social commentators, service delivery systems, and scholars often stake out positions based on anecdotal evidence or hunches when, in many instances, solid, empirical evidence could be compiled to support or challenge these opinions.The Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators makes empirical information about neighborhoods widely accessible to many different audiences. The initial selection of indicators for presentation in the Atlas was inspired by Peter Blau and his interest in measures of heterogeneity (diversity) and inequality and by the work of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. In both cases the measures they developed were well-conceptualized and validated. The Atlas presents community indicators at the census block group level derived from data captured in the 2000 U.S. Census and the 2005 Anchorage Community Survey. All maps in the Atlas are overlaid by Community Council boundaries to facilitate comparisons across maps.
    • Collective Efficacy and Firearms Violence in Anchorage, Alaska: Preliminary Findings

      Evans, Shel Llee; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2007-02)
      This paper seeks to advance the discussion of the utility of collective efficacy, as captured by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls, in understanding community levels of crime by exploring the relation between community structure, collective efficacy, and in this case firearms violence, in Anchorage, Alaska. The specific aims of this paper are to report the results of a test of the collective efficacy thesis, modeled loosely after the test presented in the 1997 Science paper by Sampson, Raudenbush and Earls, as an explanation of neighborhood rates of firearms violence in Anchorage.
    • Commentary: Collaborative Problem Solving with Liquor Stores

      Chamard, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-07-14)
      This article recounts the history of a successful community-based collaborative problem-solving process in the Fairview neighborhood in Anchorage to resolve a seemingly intractable public disorder problem associated with two area liquor stores. The story is an example of the "co-production of public safety" — residents actively working together with police and others to solve neighborhood problems, rather than waiting passively for police or other government officials to find solutions. The author is a member of the leadership of the Fairview Community Council and an academic and researcher with expertise in using community partnerships to address public safety concerns.
    • Community Indicators Project at UAA: Anchorage Police Department Related Results

      Flexman-Evans, Shel Llee (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-09-24)
      A sample of 1,772 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage participated in a survey conducted by the Justice Center in late 2007 — the second in a series of biannual surveys of the Anchorage municipality. The full report, contained in The Anchorage Community Survey, 2007, provides one of the most detailed pictures available of community attitudes within the network of communities forming the Anchorage municipality, containing information on the demographics of residents, their perceptions of the life in their neighborhoods, social activities and organizations, and their satisfaction with various municipal and government functions, including policing. This volume presents those results of particular relevance to the Anchorage Police Department on racism, violence, community disorder, fear of crime, satisfaction with police services, police effectiveness, and contact with police. Results are presented in summary form for the entire municipality and also by community council area.
    • Contacts Between Anchorage Adults and Police

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2015-06-15)
      This article presents selected results from a pilot study of police–citizen contacts conducted in Anchorage, Alaska in May 2013. The pilot study was part of a larger effort to establish a statewide police–public contact survey that will allow for comparison between Alaska-specific and national police–public contact estimates.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Alcohol-Related Incidents

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for alcohol-related incidents in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Domestic Violence

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for domestic violence in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Drug-Related Incidents

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for drug-related incidents in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Serious Property Crime

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for serious property crime in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Serious Violent Crime

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for serious violent crime in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Weapons Offenses

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for serious weapons offense in Anchorage.
    • Drug and Alcohol-Related Workload of Anchorage Patrol Officers: Results From Two Patrol Officer Surveys

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Giblin, Matthew; Schafer, N. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-01-01)
      It is widely agreed among criminal justice professionals that alcohol and illegal drugs play a role in patterns of crime, but not much is known about how these substances influence the operation of criminal justice agencies, particularly in the area of policing. This report summarizes the findings of a study of the extent to which drug and alcohol-related incidents formed the workload of Anchorage Police Department patrol officers. The study consisted of two surveys, the first of which asked APD patrol officers to provide their best estimate of the amount of time they spent dealing with alcohol and drug-related activities, the second of which required patrol officers to complete incident logs describing drug and alcohol-related incidents encountered on patrol. The study found that officers tended to overestimate the amount of time they spent on drug or alcohol-related activities, but that the drug and alcohol-related activities nonetheless comprise a significant portion of APD patrol officers' workload.
    • Drugs and Crime in Anchorage, Alaska: A Note

      Langworthy, Robert H.; McKelvie, Alan R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-05-20)
      This research note examines the relationship between drug use and offense charged through data collected in 2003 from 259 recent arrestees in Anchorage, Alaska using the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) protocol. The analysis is restricted to examining those ADAM participants who tested positive for marijuana and cocaine use.
    • DUI/DWI Arrests in Alaska: 2000–2011

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-08)
      This fact sheet presents data on driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests made by Alaska police agencies for the period 2000 through 2011. The report describes overall rates of arrest for DUI/DWI during the 12-year period, as well as DUI/DWI arrest rates by major law enforcement agency, by sex, and by race. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.
    • Evaluation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Targeted Re-Entry Initiative: Final Report

      Barton, William H.; Jarjoura, G. Roger; Rosay, André B. (Indiana University School of Social Work; Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-12)
      In 2003 and early 2004 the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) introduced Targeted Re-Entry (TR), a juvenile aftercare approach derived from the Intensive Aftercare Program (IAP) model (Altschuler & Armstrong) into four sites, partnering with state juvenile correctional facilities in Mobile, Alabama; Anchorage, Alaska; Benton, Little Rock, and North Little Rock, Arkansas; and Milwaukee and Wales, Wisconsin. The Targeted Re-entry approach builds closely upon the IAP model, with local Boys & Girls Clubs providing community leadership, case management functions, and close linkages with the correctional system. A key element in all four sites is the introduction of a Boys & Girls Club providing recreational and other programming inside the juvenile correctional facility. By introducing the youths to the Boys & Girls Clubs’ philosophy and activities while they are incarcerated, providing (or participating in) the overarching case management prescribed by the IAP model, and connecting the youths to Boys & Girls Clubs back in the community as part of the reentry plan, TR staff hope to provide continuity and a positive youth development framework for more successful reentry. This study reports on an evaluation of TR for the four states, with a sample derived from all youth who had been identified since the beginning of the programs who were released from the institutions to the community phase no later than December 31, 2006, allowing recidivism and other outcome data to be collected for a 12-month post-release follow-up period.
    • An Examination of Police Service Deployment: Alcohol Offenses

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-07)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the rates by census block area and community council of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for alcohol offenses in Anchorage.
    • An Examination of Police Service Deployment: Domestic Violence

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-07)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the rates by census block area and community council of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for domestic violence in Anchorage.
    • An Examination of Police Service Deployment: Drug Offenses

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-07)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the rates by census block area and community council of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for drug offenses in Anchorage.