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


  • 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
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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 and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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