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Criminal Justice in Native America

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ISBN-10: 0816526532

ISBN-13: 9780816526536

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Marianne O. Nielsen, Robert A. Silverman

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Native Americans are disproportionately represented as offenders in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly in the southwestern and north-central regions. However, until recently there was little investigation into the reasons for their over-representation. Furthermore, there has been little acknowledgment of the positive contributions of Native Americans to the criminal justice system—in rehabilitating offenders, aiding victims, and supporting service providers. This book offers a valuable and contemporary overview of how the American criminal justice system impacts Native Americans on both sides of the law. Each of the fourteen chapters of Criminal Justice in Native America was…    
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 4/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.352
Language: English

Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at University College, Dublin. He is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 and of Judging Dev, a life of De Valera.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Context of Native American Criminal Justice Involvement
Patterns of Native American Crime, 1984-2005
Ha'�tch�n�, haadaah n��sdah / "They're Not Going to Be Young Forever": Juvenile Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Challenges for Native American Women
Finding Their Way: Challenges and Resources of American Indian Victims of Sexual Assault
"It's Just the Way Life Is Here": Hate Crime Against Native Americans
Native Americans and Uranium Mining as State-Corporate Crime
The Jurisdictional Jungle: Navigating the Path
More than Just a Red Light in Your Rearview Mirror
Policing On and Off the Reservation: Sources of Individual Stress
Beyond Colonialism: Indian Courts in the Present and Future
"How Do We Get Rid of Crime? Restore It to Harmony": Tribal Peacemaking as an Alternative to Modern Courts
The Search for the Silver Arrow: Assessing Tribal-Based Healing Traditions and Ceremonies in Indian Country Corrections
Present and Future Issues for Native American Criminal Justice
Notes
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Index