KeywordAlaska Court System
Alaska Superior Court
Alaska Supreme Court
criminal code revision
criminal justice reform
police use of force
search & seizure
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AbstractThe 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.
Table of Contents"Carlson's Ruling on Guns" / "What Parole Guidelines Can Do" by Samuel H. Trivette / "Anchorage Check Program" by Sema Lederman / "No December Issue" / "Opinions of Note" / "Want Additional Copies of Alaska Justice Forum?" / "Points on Appeal" / "Justice Training Calendar"
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherCriminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationAlaska Justice Forum 3(1), January 1979
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Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 1, No. 7 (November 1977)Endell, Roger V.; Stern, Barry; Moeller, Kim; Havelock, John E. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1977-11)A $183,000 LEAA grant will enable the Alaska Division of Corrections to develop a correctional master plan for improving the statewide correctional system; and the staff counsel of the Alaska Criminal Code Revision Subcommission describes the circumstances in which the use of force, or threat to use force, is justifiable and not a criminal offense under the proposed Revised Alaska Criminal Code. Other articles in the November 1977 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum examines the North Slope Borough Department of Public Safety's initiation in January 1977 of apprehension and short-term detention of intoxicated persons; and highlights the Alaska Supreme Court's concern with the effect of mounting caseloads. Also included are a digest of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions, announcements of upcoming conferences and seminars, and a justice training calendar.
Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 2, No. 6 (July 1978)Stern, Barry; Cobb, Chris; Robinson, Elliott H.; Ring, Peter Smith (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-07)In the July 1978 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum, the staff counsel of the Alaska Criminal Code Revision Subcommission describes the major provisions of the Revised Alaska Criminal Code as approved by the Alaska Legislature in June 1978, and highlights changes from the draft revised code proposed by the subcommission. The Anchorage Pretrial Intervention Project, which became operational in early 1978, is described. An offender reentry program of the Alaska Division of Corrections to help ex-offenders adjust to life after prison is described. The concluding installment of a six-part series on the law of confessions discusses the use of evidence obtained from defendants which is inadmissible under Miranda guidelines or for other reasons related to violation of defendants' Fifth or Sixth Amendment rights. Additional articles discuss a national survey indicating the need for sex offender treatment programs and a report on more efficient police patrol procedures. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions and points brought up in criminal appeals cases, announcements of upcoming courses and seminars, and a justice training calendar.