Bureau of Justice Statistics
Barnes, Allan R.
Criminal Justice Statistics Association
KeywordAlaska Department of Public Safety
Alaska State Troopers
criminal case processing
Offender Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS)
Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO)
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AbstractThe Summer 1991 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents data from a study of crime in five unnamed Athabascan villages in central Alaska from 1985 through 1990; extracts from Village Public Safety Officer and Alaska State Trooper reports provide concrete details of individual incidents and a sense of context. The Offender-Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) program of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, which tracks adult offenders from the point of entry into the criminal justice system through final disposition; OBTS data from eight U.S. states, including Alaska, indicate that for every 100 persons arrested for a felony in 1988, 81 were prosecuted, 59 were convicted, 39 were sentenced to incarceration, and 10 were committed to a state prison, usually for more than a year. Key provisions of the federal Violent Crime Control Act of 1991, awaiting final passage, are described.
Table of Contents"Patterns of Reported Crime in Alaska Villages" by Otwin Marenin / "Tracking Offenders, 1988 (A BJS Report)" / "Violent Crime Control Act of 1991" by the Criminal Justice Statistics Association / "Alaska OBTS" by Allan R. Barnes
SourceAlaska Justice Forum
PublisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
CitationAlaska Justice Forum 8(2), Summer 1991
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