Alaska Justice Forum 11(1), Spring 1994

Alaska Justice Forum 11(1), Spring 1994

"Coordinating Criminal Justice Computer Information Systems" by Teresa W. Carns

Since the early 1970s state agencies in Alaska have discussed sharing data and connecting their computer systems, but each attempt has ended with little progress made. This article summarizes a Wolfe and Associates report prepared for the Alaska Judicial Council which describes existing state criminal justice computer information systems and makes recommendations for improved connectivity and coordination between them.

"Women in Prison (A BJS Report)" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The number of women in state prisons grew 75 percent from yearend 1986 to yearend 1991, reaching almost 39,000 by June 1991. At that time women were 5.2 percent of all prisoners, up from 4.7 percent in 1986. Relying on responses to interviews with a nationally representative sample of state inmates, this report describes those women. It provides details on offenses, criminal histories, and the women's personal characteristics and backgrounds. Based on the BJS report "Women in Prison," NCJ-145321.

"Guns and Crime (BJS Crime Data)" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

In 1992 offenders armed with handguns committed approximately 931,000 violent crimes. Handgun crimes accounted for about 13 percent of all violent crimes. This report presents statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on crimes involving handguns and other firearms for 1987–1992. Based on the BJS report "Guns and Crime," NCJ-147003.

"Guns and Crime in Alaska, 1987–1992"

This report presents statistics from the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system on crimes in Alaska and in the nation as a whole involving handguns and other firearms for 1987-1992.