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UAA Research on Violence Against Women

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André B. Rosay
Date Published
66 pages

This slideshow presentation provides an overview of key results from Justice Center research on violence against women in Alaska, including studies on sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence through March 2009.


This presentation on key results from Justice Center research on violence against women in Alaska provides an overview of data from national, state, and local research studies, including Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), Alaska State Troopers (AST), Anchorage Police Department (APD), Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), Alaska Department of Law (DOL). Data is depicted on violence against women through a series of graphs and charts, providing comparisons with national numbers for context. UCR statistics exclude unreported rapes to law enforcement, statutory and incapacitated rapes, rapes with male victims, other sex offenses, and rapes with more serious offenses such as homicide; rankings are invalid assessments that ignore variables that affect crime. The presentation also highlights data from the Violent Death Reporting System, noting that 117 homicides occurred in Alaska from 2003 to 2005 with a bar chart showing the percent of all homicides that involved intimate partner violence. Key results analyze victim and suspect characteristics, including race, age, alcohol use, and relationship of victim-suspect; and legal resolutions including referral, acceptance, and conviction rates. Effective strategy recommendations include: enhancing local paraprofessional police presence, with a need for greater focus on hiring, training, and retention; strengthening local alcohol prohibitions, emphasizing the need for greater focus on prevention, treatment, control, and interdiction; enhancing investigation capacity, highlighting the need for greater focus on specialized and thorough investigations; and promoting access to assault nurse examiners, with a need for greater focus on sustainability.