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Alaska Results First Initiative

AJIC report features information about the effectiveness of Alaska's adult criminal justice programs

The  Alaska Results First Initiative, a new report from the Alaska Justice Informaton Center (AJiC) at the Justice Center, shows that most of Alaska's evidence-based adult criminal justice programs are showing positive return on state investment of money. Notably, all but one of those programs are shown to measurably reduce recidivism (the likelihood that an inmate will re-offend when released), which not only improves public safety, but saves the state the costs associated with criminal activity.
 

Expertise

Justice Center faculty and staff are experts in a number of areas related to criminal justice and legal studies, including:

    • Constitutional analysis
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Data analysis
    • Crime mapping
    • Legal analysis, research, and writing
    • Legal education
    • Policy review
    • Process and outcome evaluation
    • Recidivism analysis
    • Survey data collection and analysis
    • Survival analyis
    • Trial preparation

Research Areas

Justice Center faculty and staff engage in research in areas related to criminal justice and public health including:

    • Access to justice
    • Administrative courts
    • Civil liberties
    • Collateral consequences of conviction
    • Comparative law and legal systems
    • Corrections
    • Crime and public health
    • Crime prevention
    • Criminal case processing
    • Empirical legal studies
    • Homelessness
    • Intimate Partner Violence
    • Juvenile justice
    • Law and the courts
    • Lay judges and adjudication
    • Marijuana law and policy
    • Offender reentry
    • Policing
    • Public administration law
    • Recidivism
    • Regulation of the legal profession
    • Sexual assault
    • Specialized and alternative courts
    • Substance abuse
    • Victimization
    • Violence and violent crime

Recent Publications

FACT SHEET :: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
"Sexual Violence Committed against University of Alaska Students, by Gender" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Brad A. Myrstol (2016).

ALASKA JUSTICE FORUM :: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
"University of Alaska Students’ Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Victimizations" by Brad A. Myrstol and Lindsey Blumenstein (2016).

ALASKA JUSTICE FORUM :: YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
"Youth Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse in Anchorage" by Marny Rivera and Cory R. Lepage (2016).

ALASKA JUSTICE FORUM :: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
"Senate Bill 91: Summary of Policy Reforms" (2016).

JOURNAL ARTICLE :: VIOLENCE AGAINST ALASKA NATIVES
"Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men" by André B. Rosay (2016).

RESEARCH REPORT :: VIOLENCE AGAINST ALASKA NATIVES
Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey by André B. Rosay (2016).

See more recent publications.

Older Justice Center publications & reports can be found in Scholarworks@UA,
the University of Alaska's institutional repository created to share research and works
by UA faculty, students, and staff.

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