• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 2005)

      Roberts, Justin; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-01-01)
      The Winter 2005 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on bush justice in Alaska, with a description of the work of the Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission, a review of past studies on improving public safety in rural areas of the state, and a bibliography of reports relevant to the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program. An additional article presents figures on the over $62 million in grant funds from the federal Office of Community Policing Services (COPS) received by Alaska police agencies since 1994.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall 2009)

      Rivera, Marny; Rosay, André B.; Wood, Darryl S.; TePas, Katherine (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-09-01)
      The Fall 2009 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on violence against women, with articles on legal resolutions and attrition in domestic violence cases reported to Alaska State Troopers, recent recommendations from Alaska lawmakers and the Governor on reducing violence in Alaska, and the relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence. An additional article details recent data about leading causes of death for Alaska and the U.S.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 28, No. 2-3 (Summer / Fall 2011)

      Moras, Antonia; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-06-01)
      The Summer/Fall 2011 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on immigration in Alaska, a pilot project for Anchorage probation violators, Alaska's five-year plan for offender reentry, and the impact of Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) in violence against women cases.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 2 (February 1979)

      UAA Criminal Justice Center; Havelock, John E. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-02)
      The February 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features an article summarizing findings of an evaluation of the Alaska Department of Public Safety's Village Police Training Program; a review of Charles Silberman's 1978 book Criminal Violence, Criminal Justice; and a summary of a petition for review in the case of State v. Sundberg involving the (nonfatal) police shooting of a suspect running from the scene of a burglary. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions, points brought up in criminal appeals cases, and criminal justice bills proposed in the Alaska State Legislature.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 4 (April 1979)

      UAA Criminal Justice Center; Endell, Roger V. (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-04)
      The April 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features the first of two article on the major findings of Alaskan Village Justice — the first comprehensive study of public safety and the criminal justice system in the predominately Alaska Native villages of rural or "bush" Alaska — and part 2 of a discussion of police education in the United States. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions and points brought up in criminal appeals cases, and a justice training calendar.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 5 (May 1979)

      UAA Criminal Justice Center (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-05)
      The May 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features the second of two article on the major findings of Alaskan Village Justice — the first comprehensive study of public safety and the criminal justice system in the predominately Alaska Native villages of rural or "bush" Alaska — and a summary of the defense reply to a petition for review in the case of State v. Sundberg involving the (nonfatal) police shooting of a suspect running from the scene of a burglary. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions and points brought up in criminal appeals cases.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 3, No. 6 (June 1979)

      Messick, M. James; UAA Criminal Justice Center (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1979-06)
      The June 1979 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features a description of the Alaska Department of Public Safety's restructured Village Police Officer (VPO) program, now renamed the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program; a discussion of remarks made by Anchorage Superior Court Judge James K. Singleton at a sentencing hearing in regards to sentencing practices in Alaska; and a digest of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions in criminal appeals cases. The Alaska Justice Forum suspended publication with this issue on expiration of its funding grant. (The Alaska Justice Forum resumed publication with Vol. 4, No. 1 in Spring 1987.)
    • A Brief Look at VPSOs and Violence against Women Cases

      UAA Justice Center (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2011-11)
      This study examined sexual assault and sexual abuse of a minor cases that were reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2003 and 2004, and assault cases involving domestic violence that were reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2004. All analyses were restricted to cases that included only one victim and only one adult suspect. From Alaska Department of Law records, we examined whether cases were referred for prosecution, whether cases were accepted for prosecution, and whether cases resulted in a conviction. We also examined if these legal resolutions were different when the first responder was a local paraprofessional police officer (i.e., a Village Public Safety Officer, a Village Police Officer, or a Tribal Police Officer). • Overall, local paraprofessional police significantly increased the probability of referral for sexual assault cases, had no effect on the probability of referral for sexual abuse of a minor cases, and decreased the probability of referral for assault cases involving domestic violence. (Cases are referred for prosecution by the Alaska State Troopers to the Alaska Department of Law.) • For all three offenses (sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, and assault involving domestic violence), local paraprofessional police significantly increased the probability that cases would be accepted for prosecution. • Local paraprofessional police did not impact the probability of conviction in sexual assault cases, but significantly increased the probability of conviction in sexual abuse of minor cases and in assault cases involving domestic violence. Cases that resulted in a conviction may have been plea bargained to reduced charges.