• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 10, No. 4 (Winter 1994)

      Morrow, Phyllis; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Carns, Teresa W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-01-01)
      The Winter 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum examines some of the salient issues surrounding language, interaction, and legal interpretation in Alaska situations. Associated stories describe policies on interpretation in federal and state courts in Alaska and examples of errors in translation between Yup'ik and English in actual courtroom situations. A National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) report finds that more than 2.5 million women in the United States experience violence annually; although are significantly less likely to become victims of violent crime than men, women are more vulnerable to particular types of perpetrators, including intimates such as husbands or boyfriends. An Alaska Judicial Council seminar on alternative sanctions highlights the various reasons that Alaska judges may choose alternative punishments, ranging from an effort to rehabilitate the offender to a decision to hold the offender accountable, recompense the victim, or respond to overcrowding in the local jail.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 1994)

      Trostle, Lawrence C.; Cunningham, Patrick; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-06-01)
      The Summer 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum describes a pilot victim-offender mediation program in Anchorage which involves juveniles accused of certain offenses and the victims of those crimes. The number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of federal or state correctional authorities at the end of 1993 reached a record high of 948,881, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), with Alaska’s system increased by 7.1 per cent in 1993, less than the percentage increase for the nation as a whole. A second BJS report finds that nearly one million individuals each year become victims of violent crime while working or on duty, accounting for 15% of the over 6.5 million acts of violence experienced by Americans age 12 or older. A gift of $200,000 from Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) to University of Alaska is intended to address justice issues and problems affecting Alaska Natives.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 11, No. 3 (Fall 1994)

      Curtis, Richard; Schafer, N. E.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Carns, Teresa W.; Josephson, Sarah (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1994-09-01)
      The Fall 1994 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum analyzes the 1,552 juvenile detention events in Alaska in 1993, which involve 1,023 youths who spent a total of 21,452 days in detention. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), one of two Justice Department measures of crime in the United States (the other being the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports) has been redesigned. Surveys recently conducted by the Joint State-Federal Courts Gender Equality Task Force present an overall picture of gender equality issues in Alaska state courts.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 13, No. 3 (Fall 1996)

      Erlich, Richard; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Cravez, Pamela (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1996-09-01)
      The Fall 1996 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum leads with a discussion of the particularities of justice system issues in the Northwest Arctic Borough based on historical evidence, research and personal observations made from Judge Richard Erlich’s experience as a long-term resident and Superior Court judge in Kotzebue. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on criminal victimization in the United States in 1994. The Joint State-Federal Courts Gender Equality Task Force reports on its three-year investigation into gender bias in Alaska state and federal courts, finding that sex-related bias affects not only litigants, witnesses, lawyers, employees, and judges with regard to process, but also with regard to the substantial outcome of cases.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Winter 2000)

      Riley, John; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2000-01-01)
      Alaska Natives constitute approximately 17 per cent of the Alaska’s population, but are under-represented in justice system employment and over-represented among those who are arrested, convicted, and incarcerated and among those victimized by violent crime. The Winter 2000 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents preliminary results of a study of perceptions of correctional work among Alaska Natives which may influence the recruitment of Alaska Natives to careers in corrections. Statistics on Alaska Native and American Indian employment in the Alaska justice system are also provided. National data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on criminal victimization of Alaska Natives and American Indians are presented, showing that the rate of violent victimization among Alaska Natives and American Indians is more than twice as high as the national average.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 17, No. 2 (Summer 2000)

      Wood, Darryl S.; Araji, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2000-06-01)
      The Summer 2000 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features findings from a study of officer turnover in Alaska's Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program, a review essay of the book "A Natural History of Rape" by Randy Thornhill and Craig T. Palmer, and national data on rape rates in the U.S. from 1973 to 1999 based on figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 19, No. 4 (Winter 2003)

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Giblin, Matthew; Riley, John (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-01-01)
      The Winter 2003 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features findings from the Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring (ADAM) on drug use trends and alcohol use among Anchorage arrestees, ADAM in an international context, other measures of drug use, findings from the Anchorage Adult Criminal Victimization Survey on fear of crime and quality of life in Anchorage, and a review essay on a recent book about mass incarceration.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 2, No. 9 (October 1978)

      Barry, Douglas; Edscorn, Paul L.; UAA Criminal Justice Center (Criminal Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1978-10)
      The October 1978 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles exploring the implications of the Alaska Supreme Court's order, issued September 18,1978, to permit television cameras into Alaska courtrooms, making Alaska the fourteenth state to permit some form of TV coverage in courts; and describing efforts nationally and in Alaska to establish victim-witness assistance programs. Also included are digests of recent Alaska Supreme Court opinions and points brought up in criminal appeals cases, announcement of an upcoming conference on justice innovation, and a justice training calendar.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 2003)

      Giblin, Matthew; Bronen, Robin (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-06-01)
      The Summer 2003 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on findings from a survey of adult victims of crime in Anchorage, figures on correctional populations in Alaska and nationally, and visa protections for immigrant victims of crime.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 20, No. 3 (Fall 2003)

      Giblin, Matthew; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09-01)
      The Fall 2003 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on public satisfaction in Anchorage related to public services and policing, with articles on results of a survey of Anchorage residents in relation to police performance, emergency medical services, public transportation, snow removal and schools; and further information on public satisfaction with Anchorage police derived from the Anchorage Adult Criminal Victimization Survey.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring 2005)

      Chamard, Sharon; Carns, Teresa W.; Langworthy, Robert H.; McKelvie, Alan R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-03-01)
      The Spring 2005 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on youth violence in Anchorage, the Alaska Judicial Council's evaluation of three therapeutic courts, the relationship between drug use and arrest offenses in Anchorage, and Bureau of Justice Statistics figures on the high rates of criminal victimization experienced by Alaska Natives and Native Americans.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 2009)

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-06-01)
      The Summer 2009 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles describing the relationship between drug use and criminal offending among male arrestees in Anchorage, a look at homelessness in Alaska, and results of a victim service training needs assessment survey.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 2016)

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Armstrong, Barbara (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016-04-01)
      The Winter 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on approaches to evidence-based criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction in Alaska, and an initiatve to make Alaska and national public health data available online.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 34, No. 4 (Spring 2018)  

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Cravez, Pamela; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-04-02)
      The Spring 2018 print edition of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on Village Public Safety Officers (VPSOs) as first responders in sexual abuse of a minor and sexual assault cases, findings from the 2014–2015 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands, Alaska's progress on the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, and a review of a book on the Sequential Intercept Model, which offers conceptual points at which a person with serious mental illness could be diverted from the criminal justice system. The Spring 2018 online edition includes expanded versions of print stories.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 36, No. 1 (Fall 2019) 

      Johnson, Ingrid D.; Breager, Randi; TePas, Katherine H.; Randolph, Henry; Dunham, Barbara; Casto, L. Diane; Trujillo, Angelia; Fortson, Ryan; Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2019-09-12)
      The Alaska Justice Forum has resumed publication with our Fall 2019 issue. In this issue we explore a study of Alaska sexual assault survivor experiences; recent changes to Alaska sex offense law; an innovative academy that trains health care providers to support victims of interpersonal violence; and how legal representation affects custody determinations in divorce cases.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 4, No. 2 (Summer 1987)

      Parry, David L.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Lee, Nella (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1987-06)
      The Summer 1987 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on juvenile offense patterns in Alaska in 1985; the lifetime likelihood of victimization; crime definitions from the National Crime Survey; and a reviews two recent studies on runaway children in Alaska. April 1987 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Winter 1989)

      Parry, David L.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Barnes, Allan R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1989-01)
      The Winter 1989 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents the first of two articles analyzing Alaska crime trends from 1963 to 1987 based on Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data and additional data compiled by the Alaska State Troopers, this article analyzes statewide crime trends from 1963 to 1987. The the National Crime Survey questionnaire has added expanded questions which permit analysis of crime victims' perception of drug and alcohol use by violent offenders; protective actions taken by victims and bystanders; and the response of police and other criminal justice authorities to reported crimes. A study of 1984 Alaska felony cases used 1984 Alaska Offender-Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) to analyze the process of case attrition and charge change between arrest and initial prosecution. January 1989 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 3 (Fall 1989)

      Angell, John E.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Parry, David L. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1989-09)
      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. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1990)

      Trostle, Lawrence C.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Rieger, Lisa (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990-10)
      The Fall 1990 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents findings from a report on the progress of Los Angeles Police Department in actively recruiting women and minorities in response to a 1980 federal consent decree mandating changes in its recruitment, selection, training, and employment practices. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports statistics on criminal victimization for 1989 from the National Crime Survey, which measures personal and household offenses, including crimes not reported to police. The Alaska Sentencing Commission, created to evaluate Alaska’s sentencing laws and practices and to recommend improvements, begins its work.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 7, No. 4 (Winter 1991)

      Rieger, Lisa; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Lee, Nella (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1991-01)
      The Winter 1991 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum discusses the first year of work by the Alaska Sentencing Commission, which was created by an act of the Alaska Legislature to evaluate the effect of sentencing laws and practices on Alaska's criminal justice system and to recommend improvements in criminal sentencing practices. The Bureau of Justice Statistics presents a detailed examination of data on rape from the National Crime Survey for 1973 to 1987. Crime statistics for sixteen predominately Yup'ik villages in the Bethel area of Alaska for 1983–1987 are presented.