Sexual Assaults Reported to Alaska State Troopers

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Show simple item record Rosay, André B. Postle, Greg Wood, Darryl S. TePas, Katherine 2016-11-10T19:26:22Z 2016-11-10T19:26:22Z 2009-02
dc.identifier.citation Rosay, André B.; Postle, Greg; Wood, Darryl S.; & TePas, Katherine. (2009). "Sexual Assaults Reported to Alaska State Troopers." Alaska Justice Forum Reprints 2 (Feb 2009) en_US
dc.description Originally published in the Alaska Justice Forum 25 (1–2): 1, 6–9 (Spring-Summer 2008). This project was supported by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (Grant No. 2005-WB-GX-0011) and by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice through the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Grant Numbers 2003-WR-BX-0210 and 2004-WF-AX-003). Points of view in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined 989 cases with a sexual assault or sexual abuse of a minor charge reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2003 and 2004, and excluded any sexual assault cases reported to local or municipal departments. * Forty-eight percent of reports came from C Detachment (Western Alaska - Kodiak to Kotzebue), and 58% were reported from communities off the road system. * In 69% of cases, the identity of at least one suspect was known. While most suspects (87%) were adults, most victims (73%) were juveniles. Sixty-one percent of victims were Alaska Native and 38% were White. Intra-racial victimizations were much more prevalent than inter-racial victimizations. The most common suspect was a friend or acquaintance of the victim, followed by a relative. Forty-three percent of suspects and 27% of victims had used alcohol. * Sexual penetration occurred in 60% of assaults. Weapons were very rarely used. Most assaults occurred inside private residences. Nineteen percent of victims experienced general physical pain and 10% suffered bruising or swelling. Most victimizations were reported quickly to Troopers and Troopers were quick to respond. Ninety-six percent of victims were interviewed, with 48% interviewed on the day of the report and 80% interviewed within one week of the report. * Forty-six per cent of reported cases were referred for prosecution, 60% of referred cases were accepted for prosecution, and 80% of accepted cases resulted in a conviction. Overall, however, only 22% of reported cases resulted in a conviction. In some cases, the conviction may be for a non-sexual offense. The highest level of attrition occurred from report to referral. en_US
dc.publisher University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center en_US
dc.source Alaska Justice Forum Reprints en_US
dc.subject Alaska State Troopers en_US
dc.subject crime en_US
dc.subject criminal case processing en_US
dc.subject prosecution en_US
dc.subject rural justice en_US
dc.subject sexual assault en_US
dc.subject violence against women en_US
dc.title Sexual Assaults Reported to Alaska State Troopers en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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