Kelsey Waldorf, B.A. Justice, was the student commencement speaker at the University of Alaska Anchorage commencement ceremony on May 5, 2013 held at the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage. Watch:
During her time at UAA, Kelsey, from Homer, Alaska, was a member of the University Honors College, participated in the Forty-Ninth State Fellows program, and was a member of the award-winning Seawolf Debate Team. During her sophomore and junior years she assisted Justice Center faculty as a student researcher on a project for the Alaska State Troopers on the predictive validity of marijuana odor detection. Kelsey plans to spend a year interning at a political office in the Lower 48 or teaching English in Vietnam before starting law school. Ultimately, she hopes to become a field agent for the FBI. Read more about Kelsey in the Green & Gold.
The March 2013 issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet presents data on assaults committed against Alaska police officers during 2002–2011. Data were extracted from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's annual Uniform Crime Reporting publication Crime in Alaska. The report examines data on assaults on police including rates of assault, percentage of assaults resulting in injury, weapons used in assaults, and officers killed in the line of duty (1960–2011). The Fact Sheet is by Dr. Brad A. Myrstol, director of the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).
The Fall 2012/Winter 2013 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on an integrated approach to mediation, Alaska correctional populations and trends in 2011, U.S. correctional populations in 2011, and a progress update on the Alaska Prisoner Reentry Task Force and the Alaska Five-Year Prisoner Reentry Strategic Plan.
Starting in the Spring 2013 the Justice Center will be 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.
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.
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Alaska Justice Forum, Fall 2012/Winter 2013
Justice Center Research Overview