• Model Programs for the Prevention of Youth Violence

      Rosay, André B.; Chamard, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-01-28)
      This poster compares levels of youth violence in Anchorage to U.S. levels and identifies effective programs to reduce levels of youth violence, including functional family therapy, multisystemic therapy, nurse-family partnership, multidimensional treatment foster care, bullying prevention program, promoting alternative thinking strategies, and "the incredible years." Estimated program costs are also detailed.
    • Exploratory Spatial Analyses of Sexual Assaults in Anchorage

      Rosay, André B.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      Using data on the locations of sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000 and 2001, the authors used Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis techniques to (1) identify the locations where sexual assaults were concentrated and (2) examine the correlates of these spatial concentrations. In both analyses, the authors also examined differences between white and Native victimizations. The spatial concentrations of sexual assault victimizations vary significantly by race, as do the correlates of the respective spatial concentrations. The authors conclude that there is a relationship between assault locations and bar locations, but that the relationship far from perfect and the question of whether there is a causal mechanism exists remains unknown. Nonetheless, successful interventions to prevent sexual assaults must involve bars; but targeting bars will be both inefficient and insufficient for fully addressing the problem of sexual assault prevention in Anchorage.
    • Using Problem-Oriented Policing to Reduce Sexual Assaults

      Rosay, André B.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-05-13)
      Alaska generally and Anchorage specifically have been plagued by the incidence of sexual assaults. From 1982 to 2001, the rate of forcible rape per 100,000 in Anchorage was, on average, 122 percent higher than the U.S. rate. To combat this problem, the authors engaged in a problem-oriented policing exercise in cooperation with the Anchorage Police Department. They began this exercise by performing a detailed descriptive analysis of sexual assaults in Anchorage. Data were collected from 541 reports of sexual assault cases reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000 and 2001. These data contain detailed information on the assaults, victims, and suspects. Using crime-mapping technologies, hot spots of sexual assaults were identified and profiles developed for each hot spot. With this detailed understanding of the characteristics of each hot spot, empirically-based strategies were developed to reduce the occurrence of sexual assaults. After implementing each strategy, an evaluation of whether the occurrence of sexual assaults had significantly declined was performed. This presentation focuses on the initial stages of problem-oriented policing—the identification and explanation of hot spots. More specifically, the utility of using crime-mapping technologies in the identification of hot spots of sexual assaults is documented and the necessity of using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to explain where and why sexual assaults are geographically concentrated is described. With a better understanding of the nature of sexual assaults, it has been possible to develop and implement more successful intervention strategies.
    • Youth Violence Study, Anchorage, AK: Youth Violence Progress Report

      Rosay, André B.; Chamard, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-03-16)
      This slide presentation describes youth violence in Anchorage by providing initial comparisons between current Anchorage conditions and conditions of the past five to ten years, as well as initial comparisons between Anchorage and the rest of the U.S. Data shows that youth violence in Anchorage is not a serious problem, is at levels similar to or lower than national rates of youth violence, and is declining in Anchorage as it is nationally. Youth violence is also not perceived to be a serious problem in Anchorage, according to a public survey of Anchorage residents. Nonetheless, efforts to reduced and prevent youth violence in Anchorage are necessary; this progress report identifies some successful programs, and suggests how to develop policies to reduce levels of youth violence in Anchorage.
    • Disproportionate Minority Contact in Anchorage

      Rosay, André B.; Everett, Ronald (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2006-06-10)
      This slide show presentation presents recently collected data on disproportionate contact with the juvenile justice system of minority youth in Anchorage, Alaska. The data examine minority contact with local law enforcement and juvenile justice authorities at McLaughlin Youth Center. Disproportionate minority contact (DMC) occurs when the rate of referral for minority youth exceeds the rate of referral for white youth. DMC occurs for almost all non-white minority groups in Anchorage; it is more prevalent for Pacific, Native, and Black youth, both males and females, and more prevalent for referrals for probation/conduct violations, especially for females.
    • Selected Results from Local Evaluation of Reclaiming Futures, Anchorage, AK

      Henjum, Barb; Schaff, Karin; Moffitt, Linda; Begich, Thomas S.; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2007-04)
      This Powerpoint presentation briefly reports on results of an evaluation of Reclaiming Futures Anchorage, which is one of 10 founding Reclaiming Futures projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to create new approaches to help teens in trouble with drugs, alcohol and crime. It partners with courts, treatment facilities, detention facilities, and community to promote new opportunities and standards of care in juvenile justice to improve the improvement of drug and alcohol treatment, expand and coordinate services, and find jobs and volunteer work for young people in trouble with the law.
    • Descriptive Analysis of Sexual Assault Incidents Reported to Alaska State Troopers: 2003–2004

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2008-01-29)
      This Powerpoint presentation provides an overview of findings of a statewide study of all sexual assault and sexual abuse of minor incidents reported to the Alaska State Troopers (AST) from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2004.
    • Overview of UAA Justice Center Violence against Women Research

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-02-18)
      This Powerpoint presentation presents an overview of key results from Justice Center research on violence against women in Alaska, including studies on sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence through February 2009.
    • UAA Research on Violence against Women

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-03-25)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of key results from Justice Center research on violence against women in Alaska, including studies on sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence through March 2009.
    • Sexual Violence in Alaska

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-06-01)
      This Powerpoint presentation presents an overview of key results from Justice Center research on violence against women in Alaska through June 2009, with a particular focus on sexual assault, including victim characteristics, suspect characteristics, victim-suspect relationships, alcohol use, and criminal case processing (referral, prosecution, and disposition).
    • Sexual Assault in Alaska

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-08-03)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation provides an overview of key results from Justice Center research on sexual assault in Alaska through August 2009, with discussion of victimization and its costs, victim characteristics, suspect characteristics, victim-suspect relationships, alcohol use, and criminal case processing (referral, prosecution, and disposition), and recidivism.
    • School Resource Officers: Public Perspectives and Perceptions

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-02-10)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation presents an overview of school resource officer (SRO) programs, which place police officers in schools, and provides results of a preliminary analysis of perceptions of the SRO program in Anchorage School District. Currently 16 officers plus two supervisors of Anchorage Police Department are assigned to the Anchorage SRO program, which was established in 2003.
    • Assaults in Domestic Violence Incidents: Descriptive Statistics and Predictors of Legal Resolutions

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-03-09)
      This slideshow presents descriptive statistics on all assaults in domestic violence incidents (N=1,281) reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2004 that were closed by the time of the study, and describes predictors of prosecution based on the data and correlates of injury and cultural factors in the described incidents.
    • Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships to Impact Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Policy

      Masters, Joseph A.; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-04-07)
      The Alaska Department of Public Safety in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center has conducted and published numerous research projects and articles specific to domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse and stalking. These evidence based research projects have been used to develop Alaska’s new multidisciplinary and multifaceted initiative to combat domestic violence and sex crimes in Alaska. Certain portions of this new initiative target enforcement and prosecution of offenders who commit these crimes and are funded with both state general funds as well as Recovery Act Funds. The groundbreaking research conducted with UAA was supported with funds from the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and federal grant funds from the National Institute of Justice.
    • Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships to Impact Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Policy

      Rosay, André B.; TePas, Katherine H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-06-15)
      The Alaska Department of Public Safety and the UAA Justice Center conducted numerous research projects and published numerous articles on domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, and stalking. These research projects were used to develop new multidisciplinary and multifaceted initiatives to combat violence against women in Alaska. This poster describes our researcher-practitioner partnership and its impact on policy and practice.
    • Overview of Sexual Assault in Alaska

      Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-08-20)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation provides an overview of key results from UAA Justice Center research and statistics from other sources on sexual assault in Alaska, presented before a roundtable discussion with officials from the U.S. Department of Justice sponsored by the Alaska Native Justice Center.
    • Public Perceptions of School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-11)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation gives background on school resource officer (SRO) programs, which place police officers in schools, and presents analysis of public perceptions of the SRO program in Anchorage School District, which was established in 2003.
    • Promoting Reunification through Family Focused Collaborative Treatment Services and System Change

      Rivera, Marny (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-11-17)
      This Powerpoint presentation presents preliminary results of a study on the use of family-focused collaborative treatment to promote family reunification in families with substance abuse and child maltreatment problems.
    • Section 8 Housing & Crime: Screwed or Skewed?

      Gallagher, Kathleen; Payne, Troy C.; Eck, John E.; Frank, James (School of Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati, 2010-11-18)
      This poster presentation examines the claim that Section 8 tenants in a small midwestern city in Ohio are consuming too many police resources. Based on previous research regarding public housing projects and perceptions of public housing and crime, the city has become concerned that the level of police services that are dedicated to residents with housing vouchers is in excess of the average residential tenant.
    • Does Changing Ownership Change Crime? An Analysis of Apartment Ownership and Crime in Cincinnati

      Payne, Troy C. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2010-11-19)
      This Powerpoint slide presentation examines the question of changes in level of crime when ownership of an apartment building changes. Examination of data from Cincinnati, Ohio, shows that ownership change, size of apartment complex, and past crime all have some effect on crime counts. In particular, when the apartments that are sold are high-crime apartments, change in ownership tends to worsen the crime problem.