Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $78,610)
The State Justice Statistics (SJS) Program is designed to maintain and enhance each state's capacity to address criminal justice issues through collection and analysis of data. The SJS Program provides support to each state to coordinate and conduct statistical activities within the state, conduct research to estimate impacts of legislative and policy changes, and serve as a liaison in assisting BJS to gather data from respondent agencies within their states.
Under this award, the Alaska Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) proposes to develop a study that looks at recidivism across time such that less frequent offenders can be separated out from habitual offenders. This study will examine twenty years of data and identify offenders by number of priors, number and type of offense, available demographics, and region. The study will result in a report, an integrated data set, and a 20 year recidivism timeline against which programs may be evaluated for effectiveness. Funds are also requested to assist the SAC in its efforts to collect and report arrest related death information to BJS on an annual basis. CA/NCF