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dc.contributor.authorWood, Darryl S.
dc.contributor.authorRosay, André B.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-10T19:21:11Z
dc.date.available2016-11-10T19:21:11Z
dc.date.issued2009-02
dc.identifier.citationWood, Darryl S.; & Rosay, André B. (2009). "Case Attrition of Sexual Violence Offenses: Empirical Findings." Alaska Justice Forum Reprints 1 (Feb 2009).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/7007
dc.descriptionOriginally published in the Alaska Justice Forum 25(1–2): 1, 18–20 (Spring 2008-Summer 2008).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis report examined the legal resolutions for 1,184 contact sexual violence cases reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2003 and 2004, and excluded results from other law enforcement agencies. We determined whether cases were founded with an identifiable suspect, were referred to the Alaska Department of Law for prosecution, were accepted for prosecution, and if the case resulted in a conviction. We only examined whether any conviction on any charge was obtained. In some cases, the conviction may be for a non-sexual offense. * Seventy-five percent of cases were founded with at least one identifiable suspect, 51% of founded cases were referred to the Alaska Department of Law for prosecution, 60% of referred cases were accepted for prosecution, and 80% of accepted cases resulted in a conviction on at least one charge. The greatest point of attrition was from the founding to the referral decision. * For the most part, cases of Alaska Native victims were as likely, or even more likely, to be processed by the criminal justice system relative to the cases of non-Native victims. * Cases of sexual violence in the most rural portions of Alaska had an equal or greater chance of being subject to legal sanction when compared with cases from Alaska's less rural areas, and were as likely or more likely to receive full enforcement and prosecution. Unfortunately, the percentage of founded cases that resulted in a conviction never exceeded 30%.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alaska Anchorage Justice Centeren_US
dc.sourceAlaska Justice Forum Reprintsen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Nativesen_US
dc.subjectAlaska State Troopersen_US
dc.subjectcase attritionen_US
dc.subjectcrimeen_US
dc.subjectcriminal case processingen_US
dc.subjectrural justiceen_US
dc.subjectsex offensesen_US
dc.subjectsexual abuse of minorsen_US
dc.subjectsexual assaulten_US
dc.subjectviolence against womenen_US
dc.titleCase Attrition of Sexual Violence Offenses: Empirical Findingsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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