Alaska Justice Forum 9(3), Fall 1992


"Alaska Correctional Populations, 1980–1992" by N.E. Schafer and Melissa S. Green

While the growth in Alaska's prison population is of especial concern because of the cost of building and operating prisons, the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) also includes a substantial number of convicted offenders serving part or all of their sentences under some form of community-based supervision. This article presents population figures for prisoners, probationers, parolees, and community corrections residents under DOC jurisdiction from February 1980 to September 1992. During this period Alaska's total correctional population peaked at 6,282 in October 1990.

"Drunk Driving (A BJS Report)" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

More than half the persons in local jails charged with the offense of driving while intoxicated (DWI) in 1989 had prior sentences to incarceration for DWI offenses. This article examines characteristics of persons in local jails arrested or convicted of DWI drawn from the 1989 Bureau of Justice Statistics' Survey of Inmates of Local Jails. Based on the BJS report "'Drunk Driving," NCJ-134728.

"Uniform Crime Statistics: January to June, 1992"

Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics from the FBI for the first six months of 1992 show a three percent increase in violent crime and three percent decrease in property crime nationwide compared with the same period for 1991. Anchorage UCR statistics are also presented.

"Data Base Directory Update Available"

The UAA Justice Center announces updates to the Justice Data Base Directory, a research catalog of databases held by Alaska justice agencies.

"Barnes Honored"

Dr. Allan Barnes of the UAA Justice Center faculty has received a certificate of appreciation from the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.