KeywordAlaska Division of Juvenile Justice
arrests & arrest statistics
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Uniform Crime Reports (UCR)
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AbstractThe Spring 2002 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on Alaska juvenile arrest figures for 2000, juvenile detention in Alaska, juveniles in the Alaska adult justice system, student knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, and capital punishment in the U.S. and internationally.
Table of Contents"Alaska Juvenile Arrest Figures for 2000" / "Alaska Juveniles in the Adult System" / "Juvenile Detention in Alaska" / "Student Knowledge of the U.S. Constitution" by Lawrence C. Trostle / "Capital Punishment 2000 and 2001"/ "An International Perspective on the Death Penalty" / "Sentencing Video" / "Retirements" / "National Academy of Science Paper"
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationAlaska Justice Forum 19(1), Spring 2002
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Race and Record: A Study of Juvenile Referrals in AlaskaSchafer, N. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1997-09)The disproportionate representation of minorities in the justice system of the U.S. has been viewed with growing alarm by both researchers and policymakers. Studies of the problem tend to focus on African Americans and on the end points of the process — sentencing disparities and, especially, sentences to death at the adult level and on court outcomes and detention decisions at the juvenile level. The research presented here explores the relationship between race and prior record using juvenile referral data from Alaska. White, Alaska Native, and African American youth are compared using four years of statewide data. The research includes an in-depth examination of the files of a sample of the juveniles referred to the Alaska juvenile justice system in order to better assess the relationship between race and record.
A Comparison by Race of Juvenile Referrals in AlaskaSchafer, N. E. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1998-03)A data set comprised of all juveniles referred to Alaska youth corrections in the fiscal years 1992–1996 shows disproportionate referral of Alaska Native and African American youth when compared to their proportions in the general population. Minorities also appear more likely than white youth to accumulate multiple referrals. Random samples selected within each racial group are used to seek extra-legal factors which may account for some of the disparity. Information on family and home life, school, personal problems, and the details of each referrals and each referral outcome were extrapolated from the files of the sample which included 39 white youth, 35 Alaska Native youth, and 37 African American youth. Special attention was paid to youth who accumulated multiple referrals.
Disproportionate Detention of Minorities: A Case Study of One State's Compliance with the Mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention ActSchafer, N. E.; Curtis, Richard W. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1996-03)Pursuant to Section 223(a)(23) of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, states must examine whether minority youth are disproportionately detained in relation to their proportion in the general population. For a preliminary assessment of Alaska’s compliance, five and a half years of detention data (1990–June 1995) for the state of Alaska are analyzed to assess the detention of minority and non-minority youth. A number of factors are used to compare racial groups: type of offense, prior record, gender, age, length of detention, etc.