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University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage
Community-based participatory research that impacts policy and practice. Working with government units, justice agencies,tribal entities, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska. The Justice Center houses the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

Faculty Members
Allan Barnes, criminology, crime prevention, program evaluation
Lindsey Blumenstein, intimate partner violence, kidnapping, sexual assault within the college population, intimate partner homicide, criminological theory, research methods
Jason Brandeis, civil liberties, constitutional law, legal research and writing
Sharon Chamard, homeless encampments, situational crime prevention, community-based crime prevention, problem-oriented policing, community policing, survey design and administration, crime mapping
Ron Everett, sentencing racial/ethnic bias, corrections, specialized courts, criminal justice policy
Ryan Fortson, Alaska Native law, tribal courts, family law, jurisprudence and legal theory, trial techniques, evidence and discovery, legal education outreach, civil legal needs
Kristin Knudsen, empirical legal studies: administrative tribunals, legal decision making outside courts, mixed tribunals, nonlawyer adjudication; health law and workers' compensation law
Cory R. Lepage, criminological and socio-legal studies, court systems, justice of the peace and magistrate courts, specialized courts, therapeutic jurisprudence, organized crime, research methods and analysis
Brad A. Myrstol, public perceptions of police/courts, procedural justice, sexual assault and domestic violence case processing, homelessness and criminal justice, juvenile offender recidivism, felony sentencing, quantitative research methods, survey research
Troy C. Payne, geospatial analysis, data analysis, problem-oriented policing, crime prevention
Deborah Periman, legal writing, regulation of nonlawyer professionals and unauthorized practice of law,collateral consequences of criminal conviction/offender reentry
Marny Rivera, substance use and crime (adults and youth); violence against women; violence, trauma, and health; biobehavioral criminology
André Rosay, violence against women, violence in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, victimization surveys, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice

Contact Info
Primary Contact: Dr. André Rosay, Director
3211 Providence Drive, LIB 213
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: 907-786-1810
Website Address:

Center/Researcher Information
  • Number of Faculty: 13
  • Certified in Human Subjects Training (e.g., citi tran): Yes
  • Justice Agencies likely to collaborate with:
    U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Institute of Justice. State, local and federal agencies, tribal entities, and nonprofits.

  • Type of Outreach/Activities Engages In:
    Quarterly research journal; Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC)Fact Sheets; social media; presentations to professional associations, the public, government agencies, and tribal entities; legislative briefings; press conferences; trainings for law enforcement agencies and community organizations

  • Grant Writing Expertise: Yes

  • Past sources of research funding:
    U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Volunteers of America - Alaska, Alaska Immigration Justice Project

  • Current Projects:
    Violence against women, alcohol and drug abuse, unmet civil legal needs of crime victims, community surveys

  • Indirect Cost Rates:

  • Number of Graduate Research Assistants: 5 - 10 per
  • Number of Administrative Assistants and Staff: 6
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