Seawolf Advisory!

On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

Alaska Justice Forum 28(1), Spring 2011

The Spring 2011 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on Anchorage residents' perceptions of Anchorage Police Department, Internet crime in the U.S. and Alaska, and Internet crimes against children.

"Anchorage Residents' Perceptions of Police" by Brad A. Myrstol

This article presents Anchorage resident perceptions from the 2009 Anchorage Community Survey on Anchorage Police Department response time, helpfulness, fairness, use of excessive force, crime investigation, and crime prevention.

"Internet Crime in the U.S. and Alaska"

In 1997, the Internet was used in 18 percent of U.S. households, but by 2009, the percentage of U.S. households using the Internet had climbed to 69 percent — an increase accompanied by a whole new nexus for crime and fraud in the U.S. and globally. This article provides an overview of the response to Internet crime in Alaska and of data from the 2010 "Internet Crime Report" issues by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

"Internet Crimes Against Children"

As children's access to and use of the Internet continues to grow, so does the potential for victimization of children. This article details effort to combat child exploitation in Alaska and the U.S., with an emphasis on Intenet crimes against children. Includes a timeline and a resource listing on child explitation and Internet crime.

"Justice Center Changes"

Cory LePage has joined the Justice Center faculty. Marie Brunner, Justice Center office manager for 9 years, has retired; and Rhoda Brown, formerly Senior Grant Accountant at Grants and Contracts, has joined the Justice Center as office manager.