Monday, February 29, 2016

AJSAC releases report on domestic violence and sexual assault/sexual abuse of minor cases

The Alaska Justice and Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) recently released a final report, Descriptive Analysis of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Incidents Closed by the Alaska State Troopers: 2008-2011.

This report is part of the Alaska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Case Processing Project.The results of the project have potential implications in a number of arenas including resource allocation, training for criminal justice professionals, as well as prevention efforts. The report was authored by Brad Myrstol, Ph.D., AJSAC Director, and Khristy Parker, M.P.A., AJSAC Research Professional.

The project is a collaborative effort with the Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers, and the Alaska Department of Law, and is supported by a research grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The primary objective of the project is to empirically document the criminal justice case processing and outcomes of sexual assault, sexual abuse of a minor, and domestic violence cases in the state of Alaska. In coming years, the AJSAC intends to expand the project to include additional Alaska police agencies.

Click here to read the press release from the Alaska State Troopers Public Information Office.