Monday, April 30, 2012

Prof. Brandeis to speak to Alaska judges about teaching in schools and the community as part of judicial outreach

Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Justice faculty has been invited to be a panelist at the Alaska Judicial Conference in Anchorage on May 4. He will be discussing "Fostering Public Education: Teaching in Schools & Community Settings." Other panelists are Judge Joel Bolger, Alaska Court of Appeals, and Conference Chair, and Pam Orme, Anchorage School District Social Studies Curriculum Director.

The panel is part of a series of conference presentations on "Explaining and Defending the Role of the Courts: Judicial Outreach in Your Community."  The Alaska Court System has an active program of reaching out to and involving community members state-wide through a variety of programs and events.

Dr. Chamard receives certificate of appreciation for volunteer work with UAA Police Auxiliary Emergency Team

Back row l to r: UPD Chief Rick Shell, Cathy Dunham, Karen Haddock, Brian McDermott, Elaine Allen,
Brenda Henderson, UPD Lt. Ron Swartz.
Front row l to r: Judy Spry, Carolyn Hanthorn, Sharon Chamard, Amanda Burnell.
Not pictured: Cedar Cussins and Morgan Grey.
Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, recently received a certificate of appreciation for her volunteer work as a member of the UAA Police Auxiliary Emergency Team.  All team members received certificates at an event on April 19 as part of National Volunteer Recognition Week.

The UAA Police Auxiliary Emergency Team is a chapter of Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) and are on-call to assist the University Police Department (UPD) in emergencies. Members receive basic training in directing crowds, directing traffic, evacuating buildings, and a variety of other topics.

Justice Center participates in Step into UAA Days at King Career Center in April

Prof. Deb Periman at the Justice Center information table during
Step Into UAA Days at KCC.
Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Ron Everett, Justice faculty, were representatives of the Justice Center at the 2012 Step into UAA Days at the King Career Center (KCC) on April 3 and 4.

This event allows high school students to apply and/or check status of admission and financial aid, meet advisors for placement in math and English classes, and find out about all that UAA has to offer.  Students may also take the Accuplacer placement test for free.


Dr. Ron Everett talks about Justice programs with
a high school student during Step Into UAA Days.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Alpha Phi Sigma Bowling Team supports Big Brothers/Big Sisters "Bowl for Kids' Sake"

Back row l to r: APS members Ezekiel Kaufman, Andrew Smith, and Heather MacAlpine.
Front row: Koda, Natalya, Madison, and Bryan.
Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Xi chapter, the national criminal justice honor society, sponsored a bowling team to support the Big Brother/Big Sisters of Alaska "Bowl for Kids' Sake" event held in April. The APS team raised $885 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) team members bowled in the Mat-Su at Northern Bowl on April 14.  The team of Bryan and his Big Brother Andrew Smith were prize winners. Bryan received a copy of  the Smithsonian book,  Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide, and Andrew got a gift certificate to the Body Renew gym.  Other APS members on the team included Ezekiel Kaufman and Heather MacAlpine.

L to r: Big Brother Andrew Smith and Bryan, holding his prize.





Alaska Victimization Survey data used in Forbes article on most dangerous U.S. cities for women

Data from the 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS)  appears online in a 4/26/2012 Forbes article, "The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Women,"  by Meghan Casserly.

The article uses crime data from the FBI, as well statistics from the AVS, to compile a list of the 10 most dangerous U.S. cities for women.  Anchorage and Fairbanks ranked numbers 2 and 3, respectively, in terms of danger for women based on sexual assault data. The very high rate of sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women was also cited as a major concern. Saginaw, Michigan was the number 1 most dangerous city on the Forbes list.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Justice faculty and student members of Alpha Phi Sigma meet with Mat-Su Career and Technical High School students

Justice faculty and Alpha Phi Sigma panelists talk with Mat-Su CTHS students in LIB 307.
Students from the justice class at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School in Wasilla met with Justice faculty and student members of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, on Wednesday, April 18, at UAA. Students in Mrs. Pepper Thiede’s Mat-Su CTHS justice class  had xpressed interesting in learning more about programs offered at the UAA Justice Center.  Mrs. Thiede brought 13 of her students to campus to familiarize them with the program options at the Justice Center, and also to tour the Department of Biological Sciences cadaver lab.

Dr. Troy Payne and Dr. Cory R. Lepage, Justice faculty, and Ezekiel Kaufman, Heather MacAlpine, Andrew Smith, and Ailee Wood, seniors and student members of the Alpha Phi Sigma executive committee, presented a brief overview of the Justice major and Paralegal Studies Certificate programs, as well as career opportunities for Justice graduates. Students and faculty engaged in a question and answer session which touched on courses in the Justice programs, career options for Justice majors, and discussion about what skills were most critical for a career in justice. The most critical skill: the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.

Students from Mat-Su CTHS also met with Justice faculty in 2011.
 
Justice faculty and Alpha Phi Sigma students join Mat-Su CTHS visitors for a group photo.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Justice '94 grad, Sgt. David Campbell of the Juneau Police Department, promoted to lieutenant

From left, JPD Sgt. Chris Gifford and Lt. David Campbell.
Both were promoted on February 13, 2012.
Photo by Emily Russo Miller, Juneau Empire
Sgt. David Campbell, B.A. Justice '94, of the Juneau Police Department (JPD) was recently promoted to lieutenant.  Lt. Campbell has been on the police force for 16 years and currently serves as team leader for the JPD Crisis Negotiation Team, as well as public information officer, and as a polygraph examiner.  He has also been an investigator for the Southeast Alaska Narcotic Enforcement Team, and a supervisor for the Community Services Unit, for Special Operations, and for one of the five patrol teams in the patrol unit.

Read the Juneau Empire story by Emily Russo Miller, February 15, 2012.

Pizza and presentations on Friday, April 27 with Alpha Phi Sigma and Justice Club

Ezekiel Kaufman (left) and Heather MacAlpine
at ACJS with Dr. André Rosay
Alpha Phi Sigma, Justice Club, and UAA Club Council are sponsoring a "Pizza and Presentations" event with Ezekiel Kaufman and Heather MacAlpine reprising the presentations they recently gave at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York City.
  • Date & Time: Friday, April 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: SSB 224
  • Free Pizza and great presentations!
Ezekiel will discuss "The Challenges of Voir Dire [Jury Selection] in Rural Court Trials," and Heather will present "Three Strikes? A Look at Young Black Males' and Their Perceptions of the Police."
  • Learn about attending professional conferences as part of your UAA educational experience.
  • Ask questions about how to prepare for conference presentations.
  • Talk with Alpha Phi Sigma and Justice Club members about opportunities available to organization members.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national criminal justice honor society. Omega Chi is the UAA Chapter of this organization.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Alpha Phi Sigma national criminal justice honor society welcomes 19 new members

Nineteen Justice majors were inducted as members of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Omega Xi Chapter, on Wednesday, March 28 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library. Family and friends attended the ceremony, followed by a reception.

To be selected for this honor, each student had to maintain a 3.2 overall cumulative GPA and 3.2 GPA in their Justice major. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only National Criminal Justice Honor Society for Criminal Justice majors. The society recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of criminal justice.

Dr. Marny Rivera, faculty co-advisor, moderated the ceremony, assisted by faculty co-advisor Dr. Brad Myrstol.  Dr. Sharon Chamard and Dr. Allan Barnes, Justice faculty, also attended.

2012 inductees:

Joshua Baker
Michael Batch
Dennis Flynn
Jasen Johansen
Yevgenii Kisarauskas
Patrick Liddle
Charlotte Morthorpe
Sean O'Connor
Windy Perkins
Matthew Presser
Aaron Richwine
MayAnn Roman
Kevin Ronchetti
Andrew J. Smith
Laura R. Smith
Miranda Studstill
Stacy Tanner
Shiloh Vreeman
John Whipple


L to r front row: Dr. Sharon Chamard, Kevin Ronchetti, Shiloh Vreeman, Jasen Johansen, Dennis Flynn,
Stacy Tanner, MaryAnn Roman, Laura Smith, Dr. Marny Rivera.
L to r back row: Dr. Brad Myrstol, Joshua Baker, Andrew Smith, Miranda Studstill, Aaron Richwine,
Yevgenii Kisarauskas, Michael Batch, Sean O'Connor, Matthew Presser, Dr. Allan Barnes.

Justice Club says farewell to graduating seniors and elects new officers for 2012-2013

The Justice Club met for the last time this academic year and elected new officers for 2012-2013.

  • President: Daniel Reinhard
  • Vice-President/Club Council Representative: Open
  • Secretary: Chris Hardwick
  • Treasurer: Kyle Mansfield

Dr. Troy Payne and Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., are co-advisors for the Justice Club.

Prof. Jim Wolfe invited to present at Alaska Peace Officers Association 2012 conference

Prof. Jim Wolfe, Justice Center adjunct faculty, has been invited to present at the 2012 Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA) Conference in Juneau in May.  He will be discussing "Outdoor Crime Scenes and Digital Photography."

 The APOA is a professional and fraternal organization with membership consisting of law enforcement, corrections, prosecutors, security professionals and others at the local, state, and federal levels.

Prof. Wolfe is a former forensic scientist with the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, and is currently a forensic consultant and trainer.
 
Prof. Wolfe (kneeling) assists participant
photographing snow impression at
a state crime workshop earlier this year.





Friday, April 20, 2012

Dr. Rivera presents at town hall meeting on underage drinking

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, was a panelist at the April 17 town hall meeting on underage drinking sponsored by Volunteers of America Alaska and Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA). The event was held at the UAA Student Union.

Dr. Rivera presents at town hall meeting on underage drinking.

Dr. Rivera discussed current research on underage drinking and substance abuse trends in Alaska and nationwide. The panel included experts and professionals in the fields of youth services, mental health/addictions, research, and prevention who addressed the legal, health, safety, and prevention issues associated with underage drinking. Click here for Dr. Rivera's PowerPoint presentation.

UAA Student Union & Commuter Student Services was a co-sponsor of this event.

The event was broadcast live on  www.justin.tv under KACNTV.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pizza and presentations on Friday, April 27 with Alpha Phi Sigma and Justice Club

Alpha Phi Sigma, Justice Club, and UAA Club Council are sponsoring a "Pizza and Presentations" event with Ezekiel Kaufman and Heather MacAlpine reprising the presentations they recently gave at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York City.
  • Date & Time: Friday, April 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: SSB 224
  • Free Pizza and great presentations!

Ezekiel will discuss "The Challenges of Voir Dire [Jury Selection] in Rural Court Trials," and Heather will present "Three Strikes? A Look at Young Black Males' and Their Perceptions of the Police."

  • Learn about attending professional conferences as part of your UAA educational experience.
  • Ask questions about how to prepare for conference presentations.
  • Talk with Alpha Phi Sigma and Justice Club members about opportunities available to organization members.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the national criminal justice honor society. Omega Chi is the UAA Chapter of this organization.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Prof. Periman and Dr. Everett present at eportfolio pilot project conference April 13 at UAA

Prof. Deb Periman and Dr. Mary Dallas Allen,
UAA School of Social Work, discuss the benefits and
challenges of developing eportfolios.
Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Ron Everett, Justice faculty, presented at the Student Learning Outcomes Eportfolio Pilot Project Conference on April 13  in the Student Union.  Eight eportfolio (electronic portfolio) pilot project teams have been developing programs to demonstrate student learning outcomes.  In addition to Justice and Paralegal Studies, other disciplines with pilot projects include KPC Smart Start, Languages (Japanese and Spanish), Math, Psychology, and Social Work.

Eportfolios are the focus of much discussion in academic circles today. The conference was designed to encourage interaction with project faculty who described how eportfolios provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate what their education has prepared them for. Research shows that well-constructed student-owned portfolios with a well-defined purpose, evidence of learning, and focused reflection can improve student performance, engagement, and retention.

Justice and Paralegal Studies eportfolio exhibit.
The event highlighted the positive impact of eportfolios on the education process and how to implement eportfolios using best practices. Following the presentations, each team was available to demonstrate their portfolios and discuss the projects in a poster session.  To see the Justice and Paralegal Studies presentation click on the links below:

Justice Project Conference Presentation
Video file to download
120413JusticeLegal.mp4

PowerPoint presentation
Justice Project Conference Presentation.pptx

Prof. Periman and Dr. Everett present their eportfolio exhibit.



For more information on the UAA Eportfolio Working Group, contact Bart Quimby. Click here for more information on eportfolios and the UAA eportfolio initiative.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

UAA and Verizon partnered for showing of "Telling Amy's Story" for Domestic Violence Awareness Month - podcast available

Over 100 members of the UAA and Anchorage community viewed “Telling Amy’s Story,”at two special showings on April 2 and 3 on campus. This PBS documentary recreates the events that led to the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee. The video presentations were followed by a panel discussion with experts and domestic violence advocates.

UAA partnered with Verizon to present the video as the inaugural event for Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UAA in April. The Verizon Foundation was the underwriter for this film which tells the story of the tragic death in 2001 of Amy Homan McGee, a Verizon employee. 

Chancellor Tom Case
made the opening remarks at the Tuesday evening, April 3, event. The panel for these events included Dr. André Rosay, Director, UAA Justice Center; Walt Monegan, President, Alaska Native Justice Center; Rachael Gaedecke, Victims Advocate, Victims for Justice; Chief Rick Shell, University Police Department; Officer Doug Chinn, Anchorage Police Department; Melissa Emmal, Deputy Director, AWAIC; Daniella Cortez and Erin Patterson-Sexon, STAR Advocates; Jerry Jenkins, Executive Director, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services; and Prof. Diane Benson, UAA Alaska Native Studies. 

“Telling Amy’s Story” served as a catalyst for public discussion about domestic violence on the UAA campus and in the community at large.  The event was free and open to all UAA and Anchorage community members.

Click here for a podcast of the program and April 3 panel discussion.

Chancellor Case welcomes the audience on April 3.


Panelists and Verizon representatives on April 2 - seated l to r: Melissa Emmal, AWAIC;
Rachael Gaedeke, Victims for Justice; Walt Monegan, Alaska Native Justice Center;
Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center.
Standing l to right: Officer Doug Chinn,APD; Erin Patter-Sexon, STAR; Julissa Monroe, Verizon;
Chief Rick Shell, UPD; Demian Voiles, Verizon Wireless Alaska;
Francine Rudley, Verizon; Dr. Dewain Lee, UAA Dean of Students. 

Panelists and Verizon representatives on April 3 - seated l to r:  Melissa Emmal, AWAIC;
Walt Monegan, Alaska Native Justice Center; Jerry Jenkins, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services;
Prof. Diane Benson, UAA Alaska Native Studies.
Standing l to r: Julissa Monroe, Verizon; Officer Doug Chinn, APD; Chief Rick Shell, UPD; Daniella Cortez, STAR;
Francine Rudley, Verizon; Demain Voiles, Verizon Wireless Alaska; Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center.

Dr. Rivera participates in town hall meeting on April 17 about underage drinking

Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, will be a panelist at a town hall meeting on underage drinking sponsored by Volunteers of America Alaska and Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA).
  • Date and time: Tuesday, April 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
  • Location:  South Cafeteria, Student Union, Lower Level, UAA Campus. Click here for map.
  • Free program for students and the public.
Dr. Rivera will discuss current research on underage drinking and substance abuse trends in Alaska and nationwide. The program includes a panel of experts and professionals in the fields of youth services, mental health/addictions, research, and prevention who will discuss the legal, health, safety, and prevention issues associated with underage drinking.

To watch the program live, go to www.justin.tv, search for KACNTV and click the LIVE link.

UAA Student Union & Commuter Student Services is a co-sponsor of this event.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dr. Rosay invited to present to Criminal Justice Working Group

Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, has been invited to present to the Criminal Justice Working Group  on Wednesday, April 18, on the need for an Alaska Justice Information Center.

This Center would compile, analyze, and report justice data for policy makers and practitioners.  Its goals would be to improve public safety, increase justice system accountability, and help policy makers reduce recidivism.  The Center would prepare periodic reports on crime rates, recidivism, and other measures identified by state agencies.  It would serve as a facilitator for organizations doing in-depth justice research and would respond to policy questions from legislators, courts, and agency administrators.

The Criminal Justice Working Group was established in 2007 by then-Chief Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court, and is made up of representatives from Alaska's executive branch justice agencies, the courts,  and other justice system agencies and organizations in Alaska.

It is coordinated and staffed by the Alaska Judicial Council through funding by the Alaska State Legislature. The Criminal Justice Working Group has focused on two main aspects of the criminal justice system: crime prevention and reduction of recidivism, and efficiencies in the system.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Federal, state, and local law enforcement present for National Criminal Justice Month in March - listen to the podcasts

Representatives from federal, state, and local law enforcement made presentations to students as part of National Criminal Justice in March. Topics included the missions of their agencies, how agencies cooperated in Alaska, qualifications for prospective candidates, and how the experience of law enforcement differs in Alaska from other states.

Col. Keith Mallard, Alaska State Troopers, and Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department, spoke to students on March 23. Click here for the podcast.

Special Agent Eric Gonzalez, Chief Counsel for the FBI; Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson, U.S.Marshals Service; and Group Supervisor Todd Jones, Drug Enforcement Administration, discussed their work in Alaska on March 29. The podcast for this event will be uploaded shortly.

The Justice Center and the UAA Justice Club co-sponsored a series of presentations during March in recognition of National Criminal Justice Month. All the events were free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Dr. Troy Payne (standing left), Justice Club Co-Advisor, welcomes students
to the state and local law enforcement event.
L to r: Dan Reinhard, Justice Club Secretary; Sophia Hoog, Justice Club member; Col. Keith Mallard, AST;
Chief Mark Mew, APD; and Dr. Troy Payne, Justice Club Co-Advisor.


Dan Reinhard, Justice Club Secretary, introduces the federal law enforcement panelists.
L to r: Sophia Hoog, Justice Club member; Dan Reinhard, Justice Club Secretary;
U.S. Deputy Marshal Jimmy Johnson; DEA Group Supervisor Todd Jones;
FBI Special Agent Eric Gonzalez; Dr. Troy Payne, Club Co-Advisor; Heather MacAlpine, Justice Club member.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dr. Myrstol presents marijuana study to Commissioner of Public Safety and Alaska State Troopers

Dr. Myrstol presents the findings of the study.

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, presented the highlights of the study, The Predictive Validity of Marijuana Odor Detection: An Examination of Alaska State Trooper Case Reports 2006-2010, to Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Joe Masters, Alaska State Troopers head Col. Keith Mallard, and other Trooper officers on March 23. The report was commissioned by the Alaska State Troopers (AST).

The study includes an overview of the legal status of marijuana by Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., Justice faculty, and an analysis of data by Dr. Myrstol from 333 marijuana grow searches conducted by AST during the calendar years 2006 through 2010. Marijuana was found and seized in 96.3% of the cases reviewed.

Prof. Brandeis teaches courses on American government, constitutional law and civil liberties, and is a frequent speaker on constitutional law and other legal issues. Prof. Brandeis also maintains a private law practice through which, subsequent to the date of the writing and release of this report, he provided legal representation in administrative agency proceedings for the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska.

The primary purpose of the study was to provide an empirical estimate of the extent to which AST investigators' detection of marijuana odors served as a reliable indicator of the presence of illegal quantities of marijuana.   Detection of marijuana odors was found to be significantly associated with the discovery of relatively large amounts of marijuana - that is, quantities of four ounces or more, as well as 25 or more plants.

Details of the project are available on the Justice Center website.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Justice major Heather MacAlpine presents at UAA Student Showcase on April 12

Justice major Heather MacAlpine will present, "Three Strikes? A Look at Young Black Males' and Their Perceptions of the Police" on Thursday, April 12 at 5:45 p.m. in the Student Union South Cafeteria.  She presented this topic as part of a panel on Race-based Policing and the Attitudes of African Americans Towards the Police at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York City in March.

The UAA Student Showcase 28th Annual Academic Conference highlights the extraordinary work of students throughout the University of Alaska Anchorage system. Students are selected to present their work at this event which is open to faculty, staff, students and the public. Prizes are awarded to winners and presentations are published in the Showcase Journal.

Dr. Payne and Justice major Ezekiel Kaufman participate in 8th annual Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium on Friday, April 13

Justice major and Honors College student, Ezekiel Kaufman, will present, "The Challenges of Voir Dire [Jury Selection] in Rural Court Trials," on Friday at 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. in Commons 107.  He also recently made this presentation at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York City.  Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, are his faculty mentors.

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, will chair a session on the social sciences at the symposium on Friday, April  13 from 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.  Dr. Payne is a member of the UAA Task Force for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.

This event is sponsored by the UAA Honors College and includes undergraduates from all disciplines. The event will conclude with an award ceremony.  This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Laurence Smith, Professor and Vice Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at UCLA; the lecture will be in Arts 150 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for a complete schedule of this event.  All research presentations by students are in the Gorsuch Commons, Rooms 106 and 107.

Judge Morse and Dr. Rivera discuss substance abuse and the courts for National Criminal Justice Month

Judge Morse explains the philosophy of Wellness Court.
Judge Morse talks to students after the presentation.
Judge William Morse, 3rd Judicial District Superior Court - Wellness Court, and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, discussed the issue of substance abuse and the role of the Wellness Court in dealing with the prevalent problem of substance abuse in our society on March 23 as part of National Criminal Justice Month.  Wellness Court is the felony DUI court in Anchorage.

Judge Morse described the sanctions and strategies the court uses to assist individuals in dealing with substance abuse and reentering the community.  Dr. Rivera presented data on national and state-wide trends in substance abuse.

The Justice Center and the UAA Justice Club co-sponsored a series of presentations during March in recognition of National Criminal Justice Month.

All the events were free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

L to r: Sam Peters, Justice Club President; Judge William Morse;
Dr. Marny Rivera; Prof. Troy Payne, Justice Club Co-Advisor.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Prof. Periman and Dr. Myrstol participate in Honors College benefit with Justice major Ezekiel Kaufman

L to r: Prof. DebPeriman, J.D.; Ezekiel Kaufman;
and Dr. Brad Myrstol at the event.
Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice faculty, participated in the March 28 UAA Honors College benefit fundraiser at the Lucy Cuddy Center.  

Ezekiel Kaufman, Justice major, was one of the Honors College students discussing recent research projects as part of the event. Ezekiel described his thesis presentation, "The Challenges of Voir Dire [Jury Selection] in Rural Court Trials," which he recently made at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference in New York City. Prof. Periman and Dr. Myrstol are Ezekiel's thesis advisors.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Donate to Alpha Phi Sigma bowling team to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Alaska fundraiser


Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Xi chapter, the national criminal justice honor society, is sponsoring a bowling team to support Big Brother/Big Sisters of Alaska "Bowl for Kids' Sake" event.

The Alpha Phi team will be bowling at the Anchorage event:
Date: Saturday, April 21
Time: 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.


Donate by April 15!  Click here to donate!
 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Alpha Phi Sigma, criminal justice honor society, invites State of Alaska Department of Corrections recruiter to speak to students on April 10

Alpha Phi Sigma, Omega Xi chapter of UAA, the national criminal justice honor society, has invited Lt. Jay Barnhardt, Alaska Department of Corrections, to speak to Justice, Paralegal Studies, and other interested students about career opportunities in the state correctional system.

Day/Time: Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 p.m.
Location:   SSB 224

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Marny Rivera, Alpha Phi Sigma Co-Advisor at 786-1126 or email her mschaef7@uaa.alaska.edu.

Dr. Rosay presents at Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in New York City

Dr. Rosay presents data from the Alaska Victimization Survey.
Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director and Katherine TePas, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska, co-presented at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) annual meeting in New York City on March 16.

Their topic, "Using Data to Sustain Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Initiatives in Alaska," was part of a featured panel focusing on Current Research on Crimes Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Informing Sustainable Practice and Policy.

L to r: Jane E. Palmer, Research Associate, National Institute of Justice;
Katie TePas, Office of the Governor, State of Alaska;
Dr. André Rosay, Director, UAA Justice Center;
Ada Pecos Melton, President, American Indian
Development Associates

ACJS is an international association founded in 1963 to promote criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis.  Members include educators, scholars, and professionals from all sectors of the criminal justice system, and students.