The emerging science of addressing violence, health care and law enforcement

Police Chief Bryce Johnson discusses crime with Juneau residents at City Hall, Jan. 17, 2017. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)

October is domestic violence awareness month, but in Alaska, the consistently high rate of violence and sexual assault presents a year round need for education and assistance. What needs to change for people to have better outcomes? On the next Talk of Alaska, University of Alaska legal and medical experts discuss the evolving science and intersection between law enforcement, victim services and health care.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Ingrid Johnson – Victimization/Help-seeking expert.
  • Dr. Brad Mystrol– research in policing and how interactions with law enforcement shape citizens’ perceptions.
  • Dr. Angelina Trujillo – 15 years in the field of interpersonal violence, sexual assault and public health.

 

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
  • Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
  • Send email to talk@alaskapublic.org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.