2019 Justice Center News

For earlier stories, see the UAA Justice Center Blog.


PDF of Fall 2019 issue of the Alaska Justice ForumFall 2019 issue of Alaska Justice Forum

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Alaska Justice Forum has resumed publication with our Fall 2019 issue. In this issue we explore a study of Alaska sexual assault survivor experiences; recent changes to Alaska sex offense law; an innovative academy that trains health care providers to support victims of interpersonal violence; and how legal representation affects custody determinations in divorce cases.


Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director of the UAA Justice Center

An Important Update from Justice Center Director Brad Myrstol

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

An update on the Justice Center's new location, and on our work during times of change at the university.


Legal Studies Student Mark Heinrichs

The Road Less Taken: Mark Heinrichs on Forging a New Career 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Changing careers can be challenging, to say the least. But with his Justice Center degrees as a starting point, Mark Heinrichs is laying the foundation for his dream job in the legal field—and his effort is paying off.


AJiC Fact Sheet 19-02: Alaska Trial Court Caseload FY 2007–2018

Fact Sheet Identifies Trends in Alaska Court Caseloads

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Analysis of state court system data shows a steady decrease in trial court filings for violent and property crimes, but an increase in weapons case filings.


Mark Turberville

From my view: Behind the scenes at a paralegal internship

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mark Turberville was one of the first paralegal interns ever to work at the Anchorage Municipal Prosecutor’s Office. Using what he learned in his classes, he quickly proved that a good paralegal can be indispensable.


Robert E. HendersonFormer Deputy AG Rob Henderson Joins Justice Center

Friday, June 14, 2019

Assistant Professor Rob Henderson brings experience as a long-time Alaska prosecutor—and as an alum of the Justice Center himself. Now he’s ready to inspire students pursuing their own legal and justice careers.


Laura EagleStudent Spotlight: Laura Eagle On the Pathway to Empowerment

Friday, June 9, 2019

Laura Eagle knows how difficult it can be when life takes unexpected turns. She wants to use her paralegal studies classes—and a budding career in the court system—to empower her family and her community.


Dr. Troy PayneDr. Troy Payne Examines Place Management in Neighborhood Context

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dr. Troy Payne coauthored an article "Place management in neighborhood context: An analysis of crime at apartments in Cincinnati" published in Security Journal.


Seal of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ExplosivesStudent Internship Opportunity at ATF Anchorage Field Office

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Anchorage field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is accepting applications for a unique Fall 2019 internship open only to UAA Justice Program students. The application deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019. [Update: applicatons now closed.]


April StoneAlumna April Stone: Up For Every Challenge

Monday, May 20, 2019

We sat down to talk with alumna April Stone about what it’s like to be a nontraditional student pursuing a law career.


""Dr. Johnson seeks participants for study to improve sexual assault reporting system: Media reports

Friday, April 19, 2019

KTVA Channel 11 News in Anchorage and the Anchorage Press reported this week on the Alaska SAKI research study being conducted by Dr. Ingrid Johnson of the UAA Justice Center.


""AJiC Fact Sheet on property crime focuses on motor vehicle theft

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The January 2019 issue of the AJiC Fact Sheet, "Property Crime in Alaska 1985–2017," describes Alaska property crime trends from 1985 through 2017, with a focus on motor vehicle theft rate trends.