Current ISAC Publications

The following are clickable links to the most current publications produced by ISAC. The files are in PDF format.

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Idaho Criminal Justice Needs Assessment Results from a survey of criminal justice practitioners and community leaders to evaluate the state of the justice system in Idaho and to identify areas in need of additional resources.
Forensic Interviews in Idaho: Current Challenges and Opportunities for Coordinated Service Delivery. Results from a collaborative project between the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence & Victim Assistance, the Idaho Industrial Commission – Crime Victim Compensation Program, the Idaho Network of Child Advocacy Centers, and the Idaho Statistical Analysis Center that was funded by the Center for Victim Research (CVR). Also view the Idaho Crime Victims Services Dashboard – An Overview of State and Non-Profit Assistance Programs. Explore victimization rates, grant awards for victim service agencies and the number of victims served, child advocacy center location and the children served, Crime Victims Compensation data and Forensic Exams/Interviews for minors.
Criminal Justice in Idaho: Performance Measures Fact Sheet Updated December 2019. Analyses of data from multiple aspects of the criminal justice system to identify gaps and provide a more complete understanding of the criminal justice system in Idaho. This project also entailed building a comprehensive data dashboard on the Idaho Criminal Justice Commission’s website (
Characteristics and Outcomes of Justice-Involved Youth in Idaho September 2018. This project sought to discover to what extent youth under the supervision of the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections (IDJC) struggle with mental health and/or substance abuse concerns and how these youth perform on a few key outcome measures after leaving custody. Data were collected from multiple state agencies on 843 youth who entered IDJC custody between 2012 and 2016.
Sexual Violence In Idaho: 2009-2015. Released August 2017. Using police reported incident based records and criminal court records, violent sex crimes in Idaho are examined. Violent sex crimes and other violent crimes are compared based on victim, offender and arrestee demographics, victim-offender relationship, arrest and conviction rates, and charge dispositions.
School-Based Law Enforcement in Idaho. Released November 2016. An analysis of the law enforcement officers in schools: prevalence of officers in Idaho schools, roles and duties, training, funding, and their perceived effectiveness. In addition, the amount of crime as reported to law enforcement agencies using incident based records and school disciplinary data, the school-to- prison pipeline is analyzed.
Drug Trends 2007-2014 Released November 2016. Using police reported incident based records and criminal court records, the drug and alcohol crimes in Idaho are examined. Reports on the latest number of drug and alcohol crimes, the demographics of users by type of drug, the prevelence of drug use within violent crimes, and criminal charge dispositions.
Domestic Violence in Idaho 2009-2015 Released May 2018. Combines police reported domestic violence incidents and court reported incidents to examine the prevelance and outcome of domestic violence cases in Idaho.
An Evaluation of the Idaho State Police Emphasis Patrols in Construction Zones. March 2015. The results of this study indicate that although garvee overtime does increase citations and visibility of troopers on the freeway, crashes were still at a higher rate. However, garvee projects did show an inverse relationship between citations and crashes during project emphasis.

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