Alaska Justice Forum 11(2), Summer 1994


"Victim-Offender Mediation in Alaska" by Patrick Cunningham and Lawrence C. Trostle

Victim-offender mediation programs provide opportunities for a victim to meet the offender face-to-face in the presence of a trained mediator for the purpose of resolving the injury of a crime in some way. Mediation is offered as a diversion from the justice system which the offender may accept to avoid more formal adjudication. This article describes a pilot victim-offender mediation program in Anchorage which involves juveniles accused of certain offenses and the victims of those crimes.

"Prisoners, 1993" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Describes federal and state correctional populations as of the end of 1993 and discusses possible reasons for the increased rates of incarceration from the previous year. There were 948,881 prisoners under state or federal juridiction at yearend 1992, an increase of 7.4% over 1992 figures and an increase of about 188% over 1980 figures.

"Violence and Theft in the Workplace (BJS Crime Data)" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

Each year nearly one million individuals become victims of violent crime while working or on duty. These victimizations account for 15% of the over 6.5 million acts of violence experienced by Americans age 12 or older. This report describe these crime using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) for 1987-1992.

"Center Receives Gift From CIRI"

Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) has awarded at $200,000 gift to the UAA Justice Center initiative to address Alaska Native justice issues and problems associated with crime and administration of justice.

"New Appointment"

Kimberly Martus has accepted a position as assistant professor with the UAA Justice Center.