Thursday, April 7, 2016

Winter 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum

Alaska Justice Forum 32(4), Winter 2016The Winter 2016 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on approaches to evidence-based criminal justice reform and recidivism reduction in Alaska, sexual misconduct and sexual violence as perceived by students at University of Alaska Anchorage, and an initiatve to make Alaska and national public health data available online.

The 12-page issue contains the following articles:

"Criminal Justice Reform and Recidivism Reduction" by Brad A. Myrstol and Barbara Armstrong

This article briefly examines the evidence-based approach to policymaking in criminal justice. The article also describes the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a “smart justice” approach to reducing recidivism that is being led in Alaska by the Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC), housed in the UAA Justice Center.

"Justice Reinvestment Report"

This article summarizes the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission's recommendations for criminal justice reform in Alaska included in the Commission's Justice Reinvestment Report released in December 2015.

"Sexual Misconduct: How Do UAA Students Define It?" by Lindsey Blumenstein

This article describes a qualitative study undertaken to explore how UAA students identify sexual violence and sexual misconduct, as well as the concept of consent.

"Informed Alaskans Initiative: Public Health Data in Alaska" by Barbara Armstrong

This article describes the Informed Alaskans Initiative launched by the Alaska Division of Public Health to make state and national public health data available online.