The 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:
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.
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.