Alaska Justice Forum 13(3), Fall 1996


"Criminal Justice in the Northwest Arctic Borough" by Richard Erlich

During the past twenty years, substantial changes in community life have occurred in Northwest Arctic Borough, a predominately Inupiaq Eskimo area on Alaska's northwest coast. This article combines historical and research data with personal knowledge to describe some of these major social and cultural shifts and to examine concurrent changes in the criminal justice system in the borough, focusing particularly on criminal filings in Kotzebue Superior Court and local magistrate courts.

"Criminal Victimization in 1994 (A BJS Report)" by the Bureau of Justice Statistics

The annual Bureau of Justice Statistics report on crime victimization in the United States.

"Courts' Task Force Urges Education" by Pamela Cravez

The Joint State-Federal Courts Gender Equality Task Force reports on its three-year investigation into gender bias in Alaska state and federal courts, finding that sex-related bias affects not only litigants, witnesses, lawyers, employees, and judges with regard to process, but also with regard to the substantial outcome of cases.

Justice Center Web Site Develops

A brief update on the growth of the Justice Center's website in its first year of operation.