Justice Center

 

The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice‐related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.

Justice Center website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/justice/

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  • Periman, Deborah (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
    Research has found the link between perpetrator unemployment and domestic violence to be so significant that experts conclude any effective domestic violence prevention strategy must address unemployment and male poverty.
  • UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
    Dr. Nancy E. Schafer, a member of the Justice Center faculty from 1983 to 2002, died in September 2013 after an illness. Research publications and papers by Dr. Schafer can be viewed at the Justice Center website.
  • UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
    The Alaska Prisoner Reentry Task Force, a subcommittee of the Alaska Criminal Justice Working Group (CJWG), focuses on promoting the goal that individuals released from incarceration do not return to custody. This article ...
  • UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
    This article examines prison visitation in Alaska and nationally based on a 2012 survey of prison visitation policies for all 50 states and in the federal prison system.
  • Periman, Deborah (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-02-19)
    This article describes recent efforts at the national level to ameliorate the public costs of unnecessary collateral consequences, summarizes the array of statutory and regulatory impediments faced by released offenders ...
  • Kisarauskas, Yevgenii (Alaska Justice Information Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-06-27)
    This fact sheet presents data on criminal case filings in Alaska trial courts for fiscal years 2007–2018. From FY07 to FY18, misdemeanors filed in Alaska trial courts decreased while felonies filed increased. The majority ...
  • Conn, Stephen (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-10-28)
    Victor C. Krumm, district attorney in Bethel, Alaska from 1976 to 1979, was interviewed on October 28, 1978 about the numerous difficulties in enforcing state liquor laws and local liquor ordinances in Bethel and the ...
  • Conn, Stephen (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1973)
    William R. Nix, magistrate supervisor with the Alaska Court System and former an Alaska State Trooper, was interviewed in 1973 about law enforcement in bush Alaska during the early years of Alaska statehood; the relationships ...
  • Kisarauskas, Yevgenii (Alaska Justice Information Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-03-07)
    This fact sheet describes Alaska property crime trends from 1985 through 2017, with a focus on motor vehicle theft rate trends. Overall property crime in Alaska increased by 28.6% from 2011 to 2017. Burglary and larceny ...
  • Schafer, N. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1984-03)
    Official prison misconduct records are used to test some of the assumptions inherent in previous research based upon such records. Many of these studies used prison data to measure changes in prisoner behavior, while others ...

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