Monday, January 31, 2011

Dr. Myrstol interviewed by Northern Light about police in schools

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, was interviewed by The Northern Light, the UAA student newspaper, about his recent Alaska Justice Forum article, "Police in Schools: Public Perceptions."

The January 19, 2011 Northern Light article looks at Dr. Myrstol's discussion of the use of law enforcement officers assigned to schools - School Resource Officers (SROs). Dr. Myrstol provides an overview of the Anchorage SRO program and examines data from the 2009 Anchorage Community survey about SROs. In looking at the survey data, he found that the majority of Anchorage adults are aware of and have an overall positive view of local SROs.