• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 1 (January 1979)

      UAA Criminal Justice Center; Trivette, Samuel H.; Lederman, Sema (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-01)
      The January 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum opens with a summary of Anchorage Superior Court Judge Victor D. Carlson's decision in the case of Sundberg v. State, in which he ruled AS 12.15.080, 'Means to Effect Arrest,' unconstitutional to the extent that it permits a peace officer to use deadly force to apprehend a suspect who is not a threat to anyone's life. Carlson declared Russel Sundberg's arrest for burglary unlawful due to use of excessive force and suppressed the evidence resulting from the arrest. The executive director of the Alaska Parole Board describes the importance of parole guidelines in light of the provision for such guidelines in the newly enacted Revised Alaska Criminal Code (effective January 1, 1980). A a new program in Anchorage for the prevention and prosecution of bad check writers is described. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions and points brought up in criminal appeals cases and a justice training calendar.