Alaska Justice Forum 11(4), Winter 1995


"Implementation of Police Domestic Violence Policy" by Carrie D. Longoria

A report from the Anchorage SAFE City Program examining police response to domestic violence calls reveals that Anchorage Police Department (APD) has successfully implemented a domestic violence policy which treats such cases as criminal offenses and reflects consistent concern for victim safety. This article examines the implementation of APD's domestic violence policy in three areas: (1) arrest action; (2) evidence collection through the use of report forms; and (3) officer action in ensuring victim safety and distribution of victim resource information.

"Capital Punishment 1993 (A BJS Report)" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

During 1993, 38 men were executed in the United States. At the end of 1993, 34 states and the federal prison system held 2,716 prisoners under sentence of death, 5.3 percent more than at yearend 1992. All had committed murder.

"Capital Offenses, by State, 1993" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The article lists capital offenses for each of the 34 states which had a death penalty in 1993.

"HIV Risk Perception" by Andrea M. Fenaughty, Holly A. Massay, and Dennis G. Fisher

As part of an national five-year study of drug users, AIDS, and HIV, the virus that causes AIDS), researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage have assembled data measuring the risk perceptions of individuals in Anchorage who are at some actual risk for contracting HIV. These data may have some implications for correctional systems.

"ASLET Seminar"

The American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET) conducted its eighth international training seminar and law enforcement exposition in Anchorage, January 24–28, 1995 at the Egan Convention Center.