Alaska Justice Forum 34(3), Winter 2018

Alaska Justice Forum 34(3), Winter 2018



(Image) Benefit-CostEditor's note: Alaska's evidence-based investment

Evidence-based practices are being employed in Alaska to improve public safety and reduce criminal justice costs. Are they paying off?  Read more

Pretrial risk assessment tool developed for Alaska

Pamela Cravez

(Photo) Bail hearing

Beginning January 1, Alaska courts began receiving information from a pretrial risk assessment tool to assist in bail decisions. The goal is to improve public safety by reducing the number of defendants who fail to appear for trial or commit a new crime while out on bail. Read more

Advantages and limitations of new pretrial risk assessment tool

Geri Fox and Pamela Cravez

(Photo) Geri Fox and Pamela Cravez

Geri Fox, Director of the Alaska Department of Corrections’ Pretrial Enforcement Division, speaks with Alaska Justice Forum Editor Pamela Cravez about the advantages and limitations of Alaska’s new pretrial risk assessment tool.  See the video

Benefit vs. cost of Alaska criminal justice programs

Alaska Results First Initiative: Compile — Cost — Compare

The Alaska Justice Information Center’s Alaska Results First analysis shows the monetary return on the state’s investment in evidence-based criminal justice programs, provides tools for assessing how changing the cost structure and delivery method can impact the return on current programs, and can help estimate the benefit to cost ratio for prospective programs.  Read more

Expanded view of recidivism in Alaska

Araceli Valle

(Chart) Figure 1. Cumulative Recividism Rates in Alaska

As part of its Alaska Results First analysis, the Alaska Justice Information Center followed offenders for eight years after they’d been released from an Alaska Department of Corrections facility, expanding our understanding of recidivism patterns for a large group of offenders well beyond any prior study.   Read more

Motor Vehicle Theft Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1985–2015Motor vehicle theft arrests reported in Alaska, 1985–2015

Random Reamey

The most recent issue of the Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC) Fact Sheet presents data on motor vehicle theft arrests reported in Alaska from 1986 to 2016. The AJiC Fact Sheet series (formerly Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center Fact Sheet) addresses various crime and criminal justice topics. Read more

Winter 2018 print editionWinter 2018 print edition

The PDF of the print edition of the Alaska Justice Forum includes full references.  Read more

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