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How the U.S. Supports Peacekeeping in Africa: Policing and Training

 |  Barbara Armstrong  | 

Police trainer and former police chief Mark Mew, recently returned from Benin, West Africa, discussed his experiences providing police training in support of peacekeeping in Africa. Mark Mew has more 20 years of experience in police work and served as the chief of the Anchorage Police Department. He also has worked as the Director of Security and Emergency Preparedness for the Anchorage School District. Bering Straits Native Corporation is the entity through which Mew provided the training.

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The Fairbanks 4: Lessons Learned from Alaska's First Exoneration

 |  Melissa Green  |  ,

The Alaska Innocence Project and the Office of Public Advocacy spearheaded the effort to exonerate the Fairbanks Four — four men convicted in 1999 of the 1997 beating death of a Fairbanks youth. This panel discussion of the exoneration featured two of the lawyers involved in the case, as well as a forensic scientist who provided expert testimony.

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Eighth Polar Law Symposium

 |  Barbara Armstrong  | 

The Eighth Polar Law Symposium was held Sept. 23 to 24, 2015, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Sept. 25 to 26, 2015, at the University of Alaska Anchorage. This was the first Polar Law Symposium to be held in the U.S. and it coincided with the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

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40 Years in Corrections: Are We Going Forward or Backward?

 |  Barbara Armstrong  |  ,

Dr. Allen Ault, Dean of the College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, spoke on his 40 years of experience in corrections on March 2, 2015, at the UAA/APU Consortium Library on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.

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Traffic Stops: What To Expect From Police

 |  Barbara Armstrong  | 

"Traffic Stops: What to Expect from Police" was a community forum sponsored by the Anchorage Community Police Relations Task Force (ACPRTF), the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (AERC), the Anchorage Police Department (APD), and the UAA Justice Center. The event was held on Nov. 5, 2014, in room 307 of the UAA/APU Consortium Library on the University of Alaska Anchorage Campus.