Alaska Justice Forum

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The Alaska Justice Forum was a quarterly research journal published by the UAA Justice Center focusing on justice and legal issues in Alaska. The intent was to provide a place for short form research articles that could be disseminated to Alaska policy makers to appraise them of current research on topics of interest. Contributors included Justice Center faculty along with local criminal justice researchers and practitioners. 

From 1977 to 2019, the Alaska Justice Forum covered a wide swath of topics, ranging from summaries of data analysis on the Alaska Victimization Survey to reporting on crime rates and criminal justice reform efforts to research on judicial selection and alternative courts. During its existence, the Alaska Justice Forum was the preeminent source for distribution of criminal justice research, with print issues mailed to lawmakers and officials in the criminal justice system.

Though active publication of the Alaska Justice Forum has ceased, past issues remain available in ScholarWorks@UA and continue to provide valuable information on criminal justice in Alaska. More recent research on similar topics is often available through the website for the Alaska Justice Information Center.

A full archive of the publication is availble on ScholarWorks.