Case Attrition of Sexual Violence Offenses: Empirical Findings

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Show simple item record Wood, Darryl S. Rosay, André B. 2016-11-10T19:21:11Z 2016-11-10T19:21:11Z 2009-02
dc.identifier.citation Wood, Darryl S.; & Rosay, André B. (2009). "Case Attrition of Sexual Violence Offenses: Empirical Findings." Alaska Justice Forum Reprints 1 (Feb 2009). en_US
dc.description Originally published in the Alaska Justice Forum 25(1–2): 1, 18–20 (Spring 2008-Summer 2008). en_US
dc.description.abstract This 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center en_US
dc.source Alaska Justice Forum Reprints en_US
dc.subject Alaska Natives en_US
dc.subject Alaska State Troopers en_US
dc.subject case attrition en_US
dc.subject crime en_US
dc.subject criminal case processing en_US
dc.subject rural justice en_US
dc.subject sex offenses en_US
dc.subject sexual abuse of minors en_US
dc.subject sexual assault en_US
dc.subject violence against women en_US
dc.title Case Attrition of Sexual Violence Offenses: Empirical Findings en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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