Vol 06 (1989–1990)
Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter 1990)The Winter 1990 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum examines the criminal activity of Alaska women by analyzing Uniform Crime Reporting arrest data for 1975–1984. Women do not contribute substantially to the overall rate of violent crime in Alaska, but arrests of female offenders, both adult and juvenile, comprise a substantial proportion of all arrests for alcohol-related offenses. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on adults on federal and state probation and parole in 1988. Analysis of 1988 data on reported crime incidents from seven villages in the North Slope Borough suggests that crime rates for certain offenses may be higher in rural Alaska than in urban Alaska. January 1990 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1989)The Fall 1989 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features a discussion President George H.W. Bush's drug control plan, “The National Drug Control Strategy,” presents details of the plan, its anticipated results, funding plans, and reaction to the plan by Congress and others. The Bureau of Justice Statistics presents 1988 statistics on criminal victimization. The Justice Center, under contract to the Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services, has designed a new monitoring system to improve Alaska’s compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. September 1989 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 2 (Summer 1989)The Summer 1989 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on delinquent activity in Southcentral Alaska, which declined from 1984 to 1988, and on criminal cases heard in federal courts from 1980 to 1987.
Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1989) The Spring 1989 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents the second of two articles analyzing Alaska crime trends; Uniform Crime Reporting data and additional data compiled by the Alaska State Troopers are used to analyze 1963–1987 statewide trends for each of the seven criminal offenses included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime index (arson is not included). The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on federal and state correctional populations at yearend 1988, finding an increase of 7.4% over 1987 figures and a 90% increase from the 1980 prison population. In an exerpt from a longer paper on the problem of providing legal advice to Alaska Native villages, the author argues that villages may gain short-term control over problems such as alcohol and substance abuse through informal “demi-law” approaches, but ultimately they need to challenge the formal laws which block them from exerting local village authority.