Monday, March 1, 2010

Drs. Rivera and Rosay present at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty, and Dr. Andre Rosay, Justice Center Director, made a presentation on "The Cultural and Geographic Differences in Domestic Violence Injuries: Implications for Prevention and Intervention" at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting on Thursday, February 25, 2010, in San Diego.

This project examined report, suspect, and victim characteristics and injury data for 1,281 reports of assaults in domestic violence incidents reported to Alaska State Troopers in 2004. The authors examined 1) how documented injuries affected referral and acceptance for prosecution and conviction, and 2) cultural differences (White versus Alaska Native) and geographic differences (by the isolation of the victims’ communities). They concluded by discussing implications of these factors for prevention and intervention.