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.