• Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring 1993)

      Dellinger, A. B.; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1993-03-01)
      The Spring 1993 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum compares data on criminal justice processing of Alaska rape cases in1986–1991 with similar data for the violent crimes of homicide, rape, robbery, and assault, finding that the percentage of persons arrested, prosecuted, and brought to trial on the original arrest charge is lowest for rape among the four violent crimes. Other differences between dispositions for persons arrested for rape and those arrested within the other three crime categories are also evident. Reforms in rape laws and effects of those reforms over the past two decades are reviewed. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that there were 883,593 prisoners under state or federal jurisdiction at yearend 1992, an increase of 7.2 percent over 1991 figures.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1988)

      Lee, Nella; Bureau of Justice Statistics; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1988-06)
      The Summer 1988 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features an article presenting 1985-1986 crime statistics for eight predominately Yup'ik villages in the Bethel area of Alaska, with preliminary analysis indicating that crime rates in rural Alaska may higher than statewide or national averages — although data from such a small sample should be viewed with caution. A Bureau of Justice Statistics study which examined data from the United Nations, the International Police Organization (Interpol), and the World Health Organization on crime rates internationally finds that violent crime and property crime appear to be higher in the United States than in other countries for which data is available. July 1988 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • How Do You Determine the Right Size of a Police Department? Don’t Look to Crime Rates.

      Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-10-18)
      Studies have shown that changing the number of police officers has no effect on crime rates. This article explains why and describes alternative measures. An accompanying chart compares rates of violent crime in Alaska for 1986–2015 with the number of police officers per 1,000 residents for the same period.