Links to publications mentioned in this article last verified 7 Dec 2016.
Dr. Nancy E. Schafer, Professor Emeritus at the Justice Center, died September 26, 2013 after an illness. Dr. Schafer was on the faculty of the Justice Center from 1983 until her retirement in 2002, twice serving as acting director of the Justice Center, once as interim co-director, and once as acting dean of the School of Justice. Before joining the University of Alaska Anchorage she served on the faculty of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (1977-1983) and Trenton State College in Trenton, New Jersey (1974-1977). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1977.
Dr. Schafer's principal teaching and research areas were in corrections, criminology, and juvenile justice. She was a prolific author and coauthor of journal articles and research studies including "Exploring the Link between Visits and Parole Success: A Survey of Prison Visitors," "State Operated Jails: How and Why," "Delivering Justice in Rural Alaska," and "Community Jails in Alaska." Research projects for which she was principal investigator included an evaluation of the pretrial intervention program conducted by the Alaska Department of Law in the late 1980s, monitoring Alaska's compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, a study of disproportionate representation of minority youth in Alaska's juvenile justice system, and the Community Jails Statewide Research Consortium, a research partnership with fifteen community jails in Alaska. Dr. Schafer's professional affiliations included the American Correctional Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, of which she was past president. She served on numerous community committees, boards, and advisory boards including the Alaska Women's Resource Center, the Subcommittee on Disparate Minority Confinement of the Alaska Supreme Court's Committee on Fairness and Access, and the Alaska Juvenile Justice Work Group, as well as on a variety of UAA committees. Dr. Schafer's contributions to the Justice Center were invaluable, and the university is grateful for her service and commitment.
Research publications and papers by Dr. Schafer can be viewed at http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/publications/authors/ schafer/. [site temporarily unavailable]
Condolences may be sent to her family c/o the Justice Center, 3211 Providence Drive, LIB 213, Anchorage, AK 99508.