• Analysis of Bike to Work Day Cyclist Counts and Participant Survey

      Berry, Kevin (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 9/1/2019)
    • An Analysis of Outpatient Accident Trends in Two Dry Eskimo Towns as a Measure of Alternative Police Responses to Drunken Behavior

      Conn, Stephen; Boedeker, Bonnie (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1983-03-24)
      Two rural Eskimo towns of approximately 3,000 persons each have banned the sale but not the use of alcoholic beverages in their communities. In the town of Bethel, police pick up intoxicated persons and transport them to a sleep-off and treatment center. In the town of Barrow, police take intoxicated persons into protective custody. Each town uses its police practice as an alternative to arrests for drunken behavior, decriminalized by the 1972 Alaska State Legislature. At least half of the adult population is picked up in each place. The authors seek to measure the impact of these differing approaches on violence related to alcohol use by employing Indian Health Service data in lieu of poorly maintained police data.
    • Analysis of Strategies Designed to Reduce Sales of Alcohol and Tobacco to Underage Persons: A Preliminary Report

      Rivera, Marny; Parker, Khristy (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2012-01-19)
      Alaska has one of the highest per capita alcohol consumption rates in the nation, and the prevalence of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse at 14 percent is twice the national average of seven percent. Of special concern is the prevention of alcohol use by adolescents. This study, prepared for the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC), focuses on identifying ways that enforcement practices for alcohol sales could be modified to achieve higher compliance rates with age-of-sale laws, comparable to those seen in tobacco enforcement. Recommendations are made in the areas of enforcement efforts, funding and resources, enlisting a multiple-pronged strategy, and onging data collection and evaluation.
    • Analysis of Thermal Interconnectivity of Utilities in Rural Alaska

      Mercer, Christopher J. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-12-19)
      Throughout the arctic there are two primary community utilities with dramatically contrary thermodynamic concerns. These are the intensely exothermic diesel electric power generation, and the strongly endothermic water and sewer utility. In this context exothermic processes must expel excess heat while endothermic process requires heat input. Failure of engineers, community planners, funding agencies, and interest groups to recognize the full social, economic, and environmental impact to the sustainability of utilities has come at tremendous cost. This is exemplified in many remote Alaskan communities such as Toksook Bay, Minto, Deering, and Kotlik.
    • Anchorage at 90: Changing Fast, With More to Come

      Goldsmith, Scott; Leask, Linda; Howe, Lance (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2005)
      Anchorage began as a boom town, headquarters for construction of the Alaska Railroad. It’s seen many ups and downs since. But after 35 years of growth triggered by oil development—and boosted lately by an infusion of federal money—the city has grown to 277,000 and its economy is bigger, broader, and more dominant statewide. Despite that growth, the city still depends on resource development and state and federal spending (including military spending). It’s still subject to forces beyond its control, chiefly oil prices and production and federal and state policies affecting the flow of money into the economy. As long as Alaska prospers—and that depends a lot on how the state deals with its long-term fiscal problems - Anchorage will prosper.
    • Anchorage Certification Center (AC2) feasibility study project

      Ming, Andrew R. (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-12-01)
      This project conducted a feasibility study in the City of Anchorage to determine the demand and need for an Information Technology (IT) boot-camp-style training and certification center. This business will be aimed at utilizing a small business concept to capitalize on the demands and needs of local businesses that employ IT-certified professionals. The feasibility study was conducted by analyzing past business data through the Alaska Small Business Development Center, along with conducting electronic surveys and subject-matter expert interviews, specifically targeting what employers are expecting from potential and current IT employees. Internet searches across different employment advertising agencies were also used in order to gather employment requirements of such professionals. Upon conclusion of the research, a detailed feasibility study was presented to the Project Sponsor which also included Return on Investment (ROI) estimates based upon approximate costs to start, establish and maintain such business. The Project Sponsor also received a simple business plan as a foundation to start the business. All deliverables were compiled using data collected during the research phase of the project and contained adequate information for an informed decision from the Project Sponsor on whether to pursue the investment opportunity.
    • Anchorage Community Indicators: An Overview

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      Anchorage Community Indicators is a public education project of the Justice Center aimed at providing information about various aspects of the Anchorage municipality through maps and tables. This issue provides an overview of the project and introduces Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," which presents results from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003. Series 1 focuses on respondents' attitudes on five issues — schools, public transportation, snow removal, police performance, and emergency medical services — and on residential stability.
    • Anchorage Community Indicators: Public Use Data Files

      Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2006-06-09)
      The Anchorage Community Survey is a biannual study conducted by the Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage as a principal component of the Community Indicators Project at UAA. As the premier source of data on Anchorage Community Indicators, the ACS also provides insight into the communities of Anchorage, Girdwood and Eagle River. This document explains the various SPSS datasets, collection methods, and variables of the 2005 Anchorage Community Survey (https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/3729).
    • Anchorage Community Survey 2007 Survey Sampling Design: Power and Sample Size

      ; Evans, Shel Llee (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2006-12)
      This working paper documents the power analysis, literature review, and precision considerations contemplated in designing the Anchorage Community Survey’s (ACS) 2007 sampling design. The ACS will obtain at least 30 completed surveys from individuals in each of the 55 census tracts that make up the Anchorage Municipality, allowing us to discern a fairly small effect size of 0.30 with our smallest anticipated intraclass correlation and a moderate effect size of 0.40 with our largest anticipated intraclass correlation, both at 0.80 power level. This cluster sample size and number of clusters should yield sufficient precision to allow good estimation of variance components and standard errors, acceptable reliability estimates, and reasonable aggregated measures of constructed neighborhood variables from individual survey item responses.
    • Anchorage Community Survey 2009: Anchorage Police-Related Results

      Chamard, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-10-12)
      A sample of 2,080 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage were included in the final dataset for a survey conducted by the Justice Center in the summer and fall of 2009 — the third in a series of biannual surveys of the Anchorage municipality. 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.
    • The Anchorage Community Survey, 2005: Sourcebook

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-05-06)
      A randomly selected sample of 2,485 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage participated in a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center over a five-month period in late 2004 and early 2005. The results, compiled in this sourcebook, provide 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 social cohesion in their community, and their satisfaction with various municipal and government functions, including policing. These survey results are organized by demographic measures and by community council area.
    • The Anchorage Community Survey, 2007: Sourcebook

      Flexman-Evans, Shel Llee (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-09-23)
      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 results, compiled in this sourcebook — the second in a series of biannual surveys of the Anchorage municipality — provide 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. Survey results are presented in summary form for the entire municipality and also by community council area.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Emergency Medical Services

      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 results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with emergency medical services in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Police Performance

      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 results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with police performance in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Public Transportation

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with public transportation in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Schools

      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 results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with schools in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Snow Removal

      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 results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with the level of snow removal service in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • 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 Economic Forecast, 2003

      Goldsmith, Scott (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska., 2003)
      Anchorage’s economic performance for 2002 was in sharp contrast to the national economy which saw a decline in jobs and a marked increase in the unemployment rate. The Anchorage unemployment rate inched up during the year to an annual average of 4.6 percent but remained well below the national average of 5.8. This report provides a forecast for job growth in sectors that are currently important to the sponsors of the report. AEDC predicts 1,750 jobs will be added to the Anchorage economy in 2003, an increase of 1.3 percent. As in years past, most of these new jobs will be in the fast growing service sector. Trade, utilities, government, and construction will also contribute to the growth. Petroleum and manufacturing employment should remain constant. Anchorage will continue to outperform the US economy. This forecast was updated in July 2003. That update summarizes changes by mid-year.
    • Anchorage Housing in 1989

      Leask, Linda; Berman, Matthew; Hill, Alexandra (Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1988-12-01)