Recent Justice Center Faculty Publications

Recent Justice Center Faculty Publications

"Recent Justice Center Faculty Publications" by Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage. Alaska Justice Forum 28(2-3): 12 (Summer 2011-Fall 2011). A bibliography of recent publications by Justice Center faculty.

Following is a list with links of recent publications by Justice faculty. Information on these publications first appeared in the Justice Center blog at


"Police Presence, Isolation, and Sexual Assault Prosecution" by Dr. Darryl Wood, affiliate Justice faculty and Assistant Professor with Washington State University, Vancouver; Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director; Greg Postle, graduate student at the University of Delaware; and Katherine TePas, Special Assistant to Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, was published in Criminal Justice Policy Review 22(3), September 2011. The article considers the effects of geographic isolation and local police presence on the processing of 230 sexual assault cases reported to the Alaska State Troopers.

"College Student Perceptions of Criminal Justice Responses to Stalking" by Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Director, with former graduate student Dr. Amy Cass, now an Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton, appeared in the journal Sex Roles: A Journal of Research. The research shows that victims' gender and their relationship to perpetrators impact college students' perceptions of criminal justice system responses to stalking.

The Predictive Validity of Marijuana Odor Detection by Dr. Brad Myrstol and Prof. Jason Brandeis, J.D., was released in summer 2011. The report was commissioned by the Alaska State Troopers.

"In Search of Respect: Examining Arrestee Satisfaction with Police," by Dr. Brad Myrstol with Shila René Hawk-Tourtelot of Georgia State University, Department of Criminal Justice, was published online in June 2011 in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.  This version of the article is available as part of SpringerLink's "Online First" service.  The print publication will appear later in 2011.

Dr. Brad Myrstol and Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, co-authored "The Jailing of America's Homeless: Evaluating the Rabble Management Thesis" now appears in Crime & Delinquency 57(2), March 2011. The article was originally published online in 2008 with Sage Publications while Dr. Myrstol was a faculty member at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Dr. Brad Myrstol is also the author of a paper "Demonstrating the Utility of ADAM's Drug Use Calendar Data: A Group-based Trajectory Analysis of Crack Cocaine Use Among Adult Male Arrestees," and slide presentation, "Arrestee's Drug Use Trajectories: Using the ADAM Drug Use Calendar to Model Patterns of Illicit Drug Use," both published on the National Institute of Justice website in early 2011. The paper is part of the proceedings of National Institute of Justice 2010 planning meetings focusing on "Improving Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Data Collection."

An article by Dr. Ron Everett and Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., "The Governor's Court of Last ‘Resort': An Introduction to Executive Clemency in Alaska," appeared in the June 2011 Alaska Law Review. The article provides an overview of the history of clemency from antiquity to the present and traces the development of clemency in the United States. The major focus is the evolution of clemency in the Alaska Territory, its use since Alaska statehood, policy changes, problems related to the clemency process, and clemency's impact on the successful reentry of offenders into society.