Alaska Justice Forum, Volume 21
The Spring 2004 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on role of alcohol involvement in police patrol work, mentally ill inmates in U.S. and Alaska prisions, the state of state mental health funding to the Alaska Department of Corrections, and measures that can be used in examining effectiveness of alcohol control policies in Alaska.
The Summer 2004 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents articles on Alaska justice system expenditures and employment from 1984 to 2001; a review essay about a recent book about the impact of incarceration and reentry on children, families, and communities; a discussion of incarcarated parents in Alaska; results of an Anchorage public survey on legal sanctions for gun crimes; and Alaska laws regarding the loss and restoration of voting rights.
The Fall 2004 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum featured articles on judicial selection in Alaska and other state courts in the U.S.; civil cases in Alaska and other state courts in the U.S.; gender equality in justice professions; and volunteers in Alaska youth courts and other justice agencies.
The Winter 2005 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on bush justice in Alaska, with a description of the work of the Alaska Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission, a review of past studies on improving public safety in rural areas of the state, and a bibliography of reports relevant to the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program. An additional article presents figures on the over $62 million in grant funds from the federal Office of Community Policing Services (COPS) received by Alaska police agencies since 1994.