UAA Justice Center

The Justice Center provides statewide justice-related education, research, and service.

National Criminal Justice Month events

Time to Legalize?
A public discussion on
marijuana law and policy


NO MORE Silence in the Dark:
A panel discussion on reducing domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska

Time to Legalize? A Public Discussion on Marijuana Law and Policy

What are the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in Alaska? See the video of the panel discussion held March 5 at UAA.


Listen to the podcast of the panel discussion held March 19 at UAA.

NO MORE Silence in the Dark: Reducing domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska


AJSAC Fact Sheet
Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the
U.S. And Alaska, 1985–2012


Alaska Justice Forum 30(3–4)
Fall 2013/Winter 2014

Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. And Alaska, 1985–2012

The November 2013 issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents national and statewide statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports program on the use of firearms in the commission of three violent crimes — homicide (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter), robbery, and aggravated assault — in the U.S. and Alaska from 1985 to 2012. Data on the use of knives and other cutting instruments, strong-arm tactics, and other weapons in the commission of these crimes are also presented. The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

Alaska Justice Forum 30(2), Summer2013

The Fall 2013/Winter 2014 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum includes articles on offender reentry and the collateral consequences of criminal conviction, the relationship between unemployment and domestic violence, and prison visitation policies. The issue also includes faculty and staff news, and a memorial to retired Justice Center faculty member Dr. Nancy E. Schafer, who died in September 2013.

Justice Center announces new Legal Studies programs

Legal Studies at UAA

The Justice Center is now offering five new programs in Legal Studies:

All five programs are approved by the American Bar Association and are open for enrollment. Contact the Justice Center at 786-1810. Prof. Deb Periman is the Legal Studies Program Coordinator. Email her at .

Alaska Victimization Survey: Research on Violence Against Women in Alaska

Results of the 2012 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS) on intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women with estimates for Kodiak Island Borough, the City and Borough of Sitka, and the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have been released. See also the 2011 estimates for the Municipality of Anchorage, Bristol Bay, the City of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the City and Borough of Juneau and 2010 Alaska Statewide estimates.

For recent publications & presentations, click here.