Alaska Justice Forum 12(1), Spring 1995


"Detention of Juveniles in Alaska: Preliminary Report" by N.E. Schafer and Richard W. Curtis

Detention data collected during Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act compliance monitoring is examined to describe juvenile detentions in Alaska for the five years from 1989 to 1993. Reason for and frequency of detention and characteristics of detainees, including race and sex, are discussed. Particular attention is given to repeat offenders, defined as individuals detained six or more times during the five-year period.

"Case Management System Designed for the Alaska Court of Appeals"

Following a report on Alaska criminal justice computer systems prepared by the management consulting firm Wolfe and Associates, the Alaska Judicial Council and the Alaska Court of Appeals have further expanded a computerized case management system designed by the Judicial Council. This article describes the newly expanded system.

"National Task Force"

Dr. Allan Barnes, Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Unit, has accepted an appointment to a national task force on the future of the National Archive of Criminal Justice.