Alaska Justice Forum 8(1), Spring 1991


"Jail Monitoring" by N.E. Schafer and Emily E. Read

Alaska has made substantial progress in meeting the requirements of the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974 of 1974 regarding incarceration of juveniles. This article describes provisions of the act and discusses the juvenile jail monitoring activities conducted by the Justice Center for the years 1987, 1988, and 1989 under contract to the Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services.

"Women in Prisons: A BJS Report"

Based on the BJS report "Women in Prison ," NCJ-127991, this article presents characteristics, criminal histories, and drug use patterns of women under the jurisdiction of federal and state prison authorities, drawn primarily from the 1986 Survey of Inmates in State Correctional Facilities.

"Homicide in Alaska: 1965–1990"

In recent months the media have focused public attention on local homicide statistics. Because public perceptions of crime have economic and social consequences, statistical information concerning levels and rates is extremely important. This article presents statistics from 1965 to 1992 on murder and nonnegligent manslaughter in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Alaska overall, and compares Alaska rates with homicide rates nationwide. Alaska homicide rates have been below the national average since 1988.

"Center Holds Discussion"

A brief discussion of a roundtable discussion featuring Charles Ndlovu of the Community Law Center in Durban, South Africa, with Justice Center and other UAA faculty and representatives of the community involved in rural legal issues.

"1992–93 Judicial Fellows Program"

Announces opening of application for fellowships through the U.S. Supreme Court's Judicial Fellows Program.

"Library Resources"

New holdings in the Justice Center library.