Monday, May 14, 2012

Dr. Myrstol interviewed by Associated Press for Anchorage Daily News article about local homicides

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, was interviewed by the Associated Press (AP) for an article about recent Anchorage homicides, "Anchorage slayings worry some residents." This article by Rachel D'Oro appeared in the May 14, 2012  Anchorage Daily News.

The article focused on two recent high-profile murders in Anchorage, the deaths of Samantha Koenig and Senior Airman Clinton Reeves, and the concern among some residents about their safety.  Dr. Myrstol noted that every homicide is tragic, and how the media report such an event can create a sense of vulnerability. He commented that although there has been wide media coverage of these murders, the homicide rate in Anchorage and statewide, has remained fairly stable.