Brad A. Myrstol, Ph.D.

Brad A. Myrstol, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Justice Center
LIB 213
(907) 786-1837
bamyrstol@alaska.edu

Education

Ph.D. (Criminal Justice), Indiana University, 2006

Biography

Interim Director, Justice Center

Director, Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC)

Dr. Brad A. Myrstol is an associate professor in the Justice Center,Director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, and Director of the Alaska Justice Information Center. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 2006. Dr. Myrstol’s primary area of research is policing, with a specific focus on how the frequency and nature of interactions with law enforcement shape citizens’ perceptions and understanding of the police and other criminal justice actors. In addition, he has conducted extensive research on the intersection of the criminal justice system and homelessness, and the criminal justice response to sexual assault and domestic violence. Dr. Myrstol recently received research funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics to initiate the Alaska Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Case Processing Project. He also received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice to examine the impact of the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program on the criminal justice response to violence committed against Alaska Native women in tribal communitiesr

See posts about Dr. Myrstol on the Justice Center blog.

Research Interests

  • Public perceptions of police/courts
  • Procedural justice
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence case processing
  • Homelessness and criminal justice
  • Juvenile offender recidivism
  • Felony sentencing
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Survey research

Publications

"Crime Rates and Alaska Criminal Justice Reform" by Brad A. Myrstol and Pamela Cravez. Alaska Justice Forum 34(2) (Fall 2017, online edition).

Alaska Sex Offender Recidivism and Case Processing Study: Final Report by Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, and Khristy L. Parker. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2016.

"Sexual Violence Committed against University of Alaska Students, by Gender" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-05 (Oct 2016).

Alaska Results First Initiative: Progress Report & Initial Findings by Araceli Valle and Brad A. Myrstol. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Justice Information Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 15 Jul 2016.

"University of Alaska Students’ Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Victimizations" by Brad A. Myrstol and Lindsey Blumenstein. Alaska Justice Forum 33(1): 1, 11–16 (Spring 2016).

"Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Committed against University of Alaska Students" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-04 (Jun 2016; rev Oct 2016).

Descriptive Analysis of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Incidents Closed by the Alaska State Troopers: 2008–2011 — Final Report  by Brad A. Myrstol and Khristy L. Parker. Alaska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Case Processing Project. Report prepared under Grant #2013-BJ-CX-K031 from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice. Anchorage, AK: Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Jul 2015.

"Contacts between Anchorage Adults and Police" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 32(1): 10–12 (Spring 2015).

"Does Context Matter? Examining the Mental Health among Homeless People" by Kevin Fitzpatrick, Brad A. Myrstol, and Elizabeth Miller. Community Mental Health Journal 51(2): 215–221 (Feb 2015).

"Juvenile Justice Referrals in Alaska, 2003–2013" by Khristy Parker and Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-10 (Oct 2013).

"Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-09 (Sep 2013).

"DUI/DWI Arrests in Alaska: 2000–2011" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-08 (Aug 2013).

"Alaska Criminal Justice Agency Operating Budgets, 2001–2013" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-07 (Jul 2013).

"Alaska Offender Profile: Adult Probation/Parole, 2002–2012" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-06 (Jun 2013).

"Alaska Superior Court Felony Case Processing, 2005–2012" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-05 (May 2013).

"Alaska Trial Court Case Filing Statistics, 2005–2012" by Ryan Fortson and Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-04 (Apr 2013).

"Assaults Committed against Alaska Police Officers, 2002–2011" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-03 (Mar 2013).

"State and Local Law Enforcement Personnel in Alaska: 1982–2011" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-02 (Feb 2013).

"Violent Crime Arrests in Alaska" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-01 (Jan 2013).

"Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. And Alaska, 1980–2011" by Brad A. Myrstol. AJSAC Fact Sheet 12-01 (Dec 2012).

"Public Perceptions of Judicial Fairness" by Brad A. Myrstol and Cory R. Lepage. Alaska Justice Forum 29(2): 1, 9–11 (Summer 2012).

"The Alcohol-Related Workload of Patrol Officers" by Brad A. Myrstol. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 35(1): 55–75 (2012).

The Predictive Validity of Marijuana Odor Detection: An Examination of Alaska State Trooper Case Reports 2006–2010 by Brad A. Myrstol and Jason Brandeis. Report prepared for the Alaska State Troopers. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 29 Feb 2012.

"In Search of Respect: Examining Arrestee Satisfaction with Police" by Brad A. Myrstol and Shila René Hawk-Tourtelot. American Journal of Criminal Justice 36(4): 371–391 (Dec 2011).

"Public Perceptions of School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs" by Brad A. Myrstol. Western Criminology Review 12(3): 20–40 (Nov 2011).

"Risk Factors and the Duration of Homelessness among Drug-Using Arrestees: Evidence from 30 American Counties" by Brad A. Myrstol and Kevin M. Fitzpatrick. Journal of Drug Issues 41(4): 523 (Oct 2011).

"Anchorage Residents' Perceptions of Police" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 28(1): 1, 7–8 (Spring 2011).

"The Jailing of America's Homeless: Evaluating the Rabble Management Thesis" by Kevin M. Fitzpatrick and Brad A. Myrstol. Crime & Delinquency 57(2): 271–297 (Mar 2011).

Northwest Arkansas Community Survey: A Quality-of-Life Assessment of NWA Residents by Kevin M. Fitzpatrick and Brad A. Myrstol. Fayetteville, AR: Community and Family Institute, University of Arkansas, 2010.

"Police in Schools: Public Perceptions" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 27(3): 1, 5–8 (Fall 2010).

"Criminal Offending among Homeless Drug-Using Male Arrestees, Anchorage, 2000–2003" by Brad A. Myrstol. UAAJC Research Overview 7 (Aug 2009).

"Homelessness among Drug-Using Adult Male Arrestees in Anchorage, 2000-2003" by Brad A. Myrstol. UAAJC Research Overview 6 (Jul 2009).

"Drug Use Trajectories of Anchorage Male Arrestees: 2000–2003" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 26(2): 1, 7–12 (Summer 2009).

"Violent and Property Offenses in Anchorage, 2003–2008" by Brad A. Myrstol. UAAJC Research Overview 5 (Jun 2009).

"Violent and Property Offenses in Anchorage, 2003–2007" by Brad A. Myrstol and Khristy Parker. UAAJC Research Overview 2 (Mar 2009).

Northeast Community Survey 2008: Final Report by Sharon Chamard and Brad A. Myrstol. Report prepared for the East Anchorage Weed & Seed. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Oct 2008.

"Making the Grade? Public Evaluation of Police Performance in Anchorage" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 22(2): 5–10 (Summer 2005).

The Anchorage Community Survey, 2005: Sourcebook by Brad A. Myrstol and Robert H. Langworthy. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, May 2005.

Police Alcohol-Related Services Study (PASS), Phase II: A Description of the Beliefs, Perceptions and Attitudes of Anchorage Police Department Employees by Brad A. Myrstol and Robert H. Langworthy. Report prepared for the Anchorage Police Department. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, May 2005.

"ADAM-Anchorage Data: Are They Representative?" by Brad A. Myrstol and Robert H. Langworthy. UAAJC Working Paper 1 (Mar 2005).

The Project Safe Neighborhoods Household Survey (PSNHS): Part I: PSN — Alaska Program Evaluation Baseline Data  by Brad A. Myrstol. Report prepared for Project Safe Neighborhoods, Alaska. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004.

"Anchorage Perceptions: Sanctions and Gun Crime Deterrence" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 21(2): 6–11 (Summer 2004).

The Police Alcohol-Related Services Study (PASS): A Study of the Intersection of Public Alcohol Use and Routine Police Patrol  by Brad A. Myrstol and Robert H. Langworthy. Report prepared for the Anchorage Police Department. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Jun 2004.

"Police Patrol and Public Alcohol Use in Anchorage" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 21(1): 1, 9–12 (Spring 2004).

"Non-Citizens among Anchorage Arrestees" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 20(1): 7–10 (Spring 2003).

"Drug Use Trends among Anchorage Arrestees: 1999–2001" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 19(4): 1, 10–12 (Winter 2003).

"Alcohol Use among Anchorage Arrestees" by Brad A. Myrstol. Alaska Justice Forum 19(4): 3–4 (Winter 2003).

Drug and Alcohol-Related Workload of Anchorage Patrol Officers: Results from Two Patrol Officer Surveys by Brad A. Myrstol, N.E. Schafer, and Matthew J. Giblin. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1 Jan 2003.

Northeast Community Survey: Final Report by Brad A. Myrstol. Report prepared for the East Anchorage Weed & Seed. Anchorage, AK: Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, Sep 2002.

Alaska Victimization Survey data releases

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Nome Census Area" (Powerpoint) by Lauree Morton, André B. Rosay, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Nome, AK, 11 Feb 2015.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough" (Powerpoint) by Lauree Morton, André B. Rosay, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Ketchikan, AK, 15 Oct 2013.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Kenai Peninsula Borough" (Powerpoint) by Lauree Morton, André B. Rosay, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Kenai, AK, 10 Oct 2013.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough" (Powerpoint) by Lauree Morton, André B. Rosay, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Wasilla, AK, 8 Oct 2013.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta" (Powerpoint) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Bethel, AK, 22 Oct 2012.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the City and Borough of Sitka" (Powerpoint) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Sitka, AK, 19 Oct 2012.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence in the Kodiak Island Borough" (Powerpoint) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, and Marny Rivera. Slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Kodiak, AK, 4 Oct 2012.

"2010 Alaska Victimization Survey" (handout) by Sandy Samaniego, Lauree Morton, André B. Rosay, Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, and Darryl S. Wood. Handout of Powerpoint slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, 19 Oct 2011.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Juneau" (handout) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, and Darryl S. Wood. Handout of Powerpoint slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Juneau, AK, 17 Oct 2011.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Bristol Bay" (handout) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, and Darryl S. Wood. Handout of Powerpoint slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Dillingham, AK, 12 Oct 2011.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Fairbanks" (handout) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, and Darryl S. Wood. Handout of Powerpoint slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Fairbanks, AK, 10 Oct 2011. (JC 1103.012c).

"Alaska Victimization Survey: 2011 Results for Anchorage" (handout) by André B. Rosay, Lauree Morton, Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, and Darryl S. Wood. Handout of Powerpoint slide presentation presented at release of data press conference, Anchorage, AK, 3 Oct 2011.

"2010 Alaska Victimization Survey" (Powerpoint) by André B. Rosay, Sandy Samaniego, Marny Rivera, Brad A. Myrstol, Darryl S. Wood, and Lauree Morton. Slide presentation presented at University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, Sep 30, 2010.

Papers & presentations

"Crimes Known to Police (Alaska): Statewide Rates, by Month: 2014-2016" by Brad A. Myrstol. Slide presentation presented to the Alaska House Judiciary Committee, 30th Alaska Legislature, 16 Oct 2017.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: Detailed Responses to Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence Questions" (paper) by André B. Rosay, Marny Rivera, Brad A. Myrstol, and Darryl S. Wood. Presented to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training Conference, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Anchorage, AK, 7–8 Apr 2011.

"Public Perceptions of School Resource Officer (SRO) Programs" (Powerpoint) by Brad A. Myrstol. Slide presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2010.

"Alaska Victimization Survey: From Research to Policy and Practice" (poster) by André B. Rosay, Katherine H. Tepas, Darryl S. Wood, Marny Rivera, and Brad A. Myrstol. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, CA, Nov 2010.

"Arrestees’ Drug Use Trajectories: Using the ADAM Drug Use Calendar to Model Patterns of Illicit Drug Use" (Powerpoint) by Brad A. Myrstol. Slide presentation presented to the Improving Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring conference, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC, 27 May 2010.

"Demonstrating the Utility of ADAM’s Drug Use Calendar Data: A Group-Based Trajectory Analysis of Crack Cocaine Use among Adult Male Arrestees" by Brad A. Myrstol. Paper presented at Improving Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring conference, National Institute of Justice, Washington, DC, 27 May 2010.

"School Resource Officers: Public Perspectives and Perceptions" (Powerpoint) by Brad A. Myrstol. Slide presentation presented to the Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5 Feb 2010.

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