Monday, September 22, 2014

Khristy Parker, AJSAC researcher, interviewed by Alaska Dispatch News about Fact Sheet on drug arrests in Alaska

Khristy Parker, Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) researcher, was interviewed by Suzanna Caldwell of the Alaska Dispatch News about the recent Fact Sheet on drug arrests in Alaska.

Click here to read the article:
"UAA report suggests drug arrests on decline in Alaska" by Suzanna Caldwell. The Alaska Dispatch News, Sep 9, 2014.

REVISION NOTE:
A revised issue of the Fact Sheet has been released.  Click here for a copy.  

Following the publication of the fact sheet — “Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2012” — the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) was informed by the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) that the UCR drug arrest data that had been published in Crime in Alaska (2012) — the source of data for this fact sheet — were incorrect due to incomplete data submissions for 2012.  DPS has since made note of these data issues in the Crime in Alaska (2012) publication, available at: http://dps.alaska.gov/statewide/docs/UCR/UCR_2012.pdf.

This fact sheet was revised following notification from Alaska Department of Public Safety of incomplete data reported for 2012 in Crime in Alaska. This notification precipitated the exclusion of 2012 data from the fact sheet. The title of this fact sheet has changed to reflect the change in data used.

Dr. Myrstol interviewed by KTUU Ch 2 News about drug arrests in Alaska

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) was interviewed about the latest AJSAC Fact Sheet by Mallory Peebles of KTUU Channel 2 News.

Click here to read the story:
"Juvenile Arrests Down, Possession of Marijuana Up in Alaska" by Mallory Peebles. KTUU Channel 2 News, Sep 10, 2014.

REVISION NOTE:
A revised issue of the Fact Sheet has been released.  Click here for a copy.  

Following the publication of the fact sheet — “Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2012” — the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) was informed by the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) that the UCR drug arrest data that had been published in Crime in Alaska (2012) — the source of data for this fact sheet — were incorrect due to incomplete data submissions for 2012.  DPS has since made note of these data issues in the Crime in Alaska (2012) publication, available at: http://dps.alaska.gov/statewide/docs/UCR/UCR_2012.pdf.

This fact sheet was revised following notification from Alaska Department of Public Safety of incomplete data reported for 2012 in Crime in Alaska. This notification precipitated the exclusion of 2012 data from the fact sheet. The title of this fact sheet has changed to reflect the change in data used.

Dr. Myrstol interviewed by Alaska Public Radio Network about recent Fact Sheet on drug arrests in Alaska

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty and director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) was interviewed about the latest AJSAC Fact Sheet by Josh Edge of the Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN).

"Statistics Show Downward Trend in Alaska Drug Arrests" by Josh Edge. APRN, September 11, 2014


REVISION NOTE:
A revised issue of the Fact Sheet has been released.  Click here for a copy.  

Following the publication of the fact sheet — “Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2012” — the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) was informed by the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) that the UCR drug arrest data that had been published in Crime in Alaska (2012) — the source of data for this fact sheet — were incorrect due to incomplete data submissions for 2012.  DPS has since made note of these data issues in the Crime in Alaska (2012) publication, available at: http://dps.alaska.gov/statewide/docs/UCR/UCR_2012.pdf.

This fact sheet was revised following notification from Alaska Department of Public Safety of incomplete data reported for 2012 in Crime in Alaska. This notification precipitated the exclusion of 2012 data from the fact sheet. The title of this fact sheet has changed to reflect the change in data used.

Prof. Fortson named Alaska Legal Services Volunteer of the Month for September

Prof. Ryan Fortson, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, was named the Alaska Legal Services  (ALSC) Volunteer of the Month for September.

He served as an ALSC staff attorney for 4 years and regularly volunteers for the ALSC Attorney of the Day program by completing screening consultations with potential ALSC clients.  Prof. Fortson said, "By volunteering for ALSC, I am helping it to continue with its mission."

Click here to read the full story in the ALSC September Newsletter.

Prof. Knudsen presents to Alaska Bar Association Administrative Law Section

Prof. Kristin Knudsen, J.D., Legal Studies faculty in the Justice Center, presented to the members of the Alaska Bar Association Administrative Law Section at their September quarterly meeting. She discussed the use of empirical research to examine legal decision-making and findings from her own and other scholar’s research regarding administrative tribunals.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center releases Fact Sheet on arrests for drug offenses in Alaska 2000-2011

Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011The most recent issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents data for 2000–2011 on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies - "Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2011."

The report presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles for the 12-year period, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.

The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker, research professional at the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC). The AJSAC is housed within the UAA Justice Center and publishes Fact Sheets addressing various crime and criminal justice topics.

REVISION NOTE: This fact sheet was revised following notification from Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) of incomplete data reported for 2012 in Crime in Alaska. This notification precipitated the exclusion of 2012 data from the Fact Sheet. The title of this fact sheet has changed to reflect the change in data used.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2010 Alaska Victimization Survey noted in The Atlantic article on rape in Alaska

The 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) was noted in a recent article in The Atlantic on rape in Alaska. The article references the statewide results of the 2010 AVS.

Click here to read the article:
"Rape Culture in the Alaskan Wilderness" by Sara Bernard.  The Atlantic, Sep 11, 2014.




Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Justice alum Simona Gerdts presents at webinar Sep 17 for NOMORE.org

Simona Gerdts, B.A. Justice '14, will present at a webinar on September 17 for NOMORE.org. NOMORE is a nationwide effort to increase greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Simona Gerdts and Kristen Speyerer, B.A. Justice '14, were the co-founders of UAA NO MORE during the Spring 2014 semester. The UAA NOMORE campaign will be featured during the webinar as an example to inspire others at colleges and universities across the nation.

Click here to register for the webinar
 Date: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 1:00 p.m. (Alaska Time).

The webinar is sponsored by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA).

Dr. Payne interviewed by Alaska Dispatch about economics of marijuana

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, was interviewed about the economics of marijuana by Suzanna Caldwell of the Alaska Dispatch News. He commented on the lack of economic data and statistics on legal recreational use of marijuana, and the difficulty in drawing comparisons from other states at this time.

Click below to read the article:
"With no official forecast planned, revenue from Alaska marijuana taxes is anyone's guess" by Suzanna Caldwell. Alaska Dispatch News, Sep 11, 2014.

Dr. Blumenstein interviewed by Fox/4 News about violence against women in Alaska

Dr. Lindsey Blumenstein, Justice faculty, was interviewed by Fox/4 News about the high rate of violence against women in Alaska.

To see the interview, click below:
"Examining the murder of Alaska women" by Jessica Gruenling.  Fox/4 News, Sep 11, 2014.