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Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System offers a comprehensive approach to explaining the causes, effects, and solutions for the presence and plight of Native Americans in the criminal justice system. Contributions from scholars and experts in Native American issues examine the ways in which society's response to Native Americans is often socially constructed. The contributors work to dispel the myths surrounding the crimes committed by Native Americans and blanket assertions about the role of criminal justice agencies that interact with Native Americans. In doing so, the contributors emphasize the historical, social, and cultural roots of Anglo-European conflicts with Native peoples and how they are manifested in the criminal justice system. Selected chapters also consider the global and cross-national ramifications of Native Americans and crime. This book systematically analyzes the broad nature of the subject area, including unique and emerging problems, theoretical issues, and policy implications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594511806
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Ian Ross is an Associate Professor, Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Social Policy, and a Fellow of the Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore.

Larry Gould is a Full Professor of Criminal Justice and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Northern Arizona University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Duane Champagne
Preface and Acknowledgments

PART I: Introduction
Chapter 1
: Native Americans, Criminal Justice, Criminological Theory, and Policy Development Jeffrey Ian Ross and Larry Gould

PART II: Theoretical Issues in the Area of Native Americans and Criminal Justice
Chapter 2
: Navajo Criminal Justice: A Jungian Perspective Marilyn Holly

Chapter 3: Criminalizing Culture: An Anthropologist Looks at Native Americans and the U.S. Legal System Dorothy H. Bracey

Chapter 4: Justice as Phoenix: Traditional Indigenous Law, Restorative Justice, and the Collapse of the State James W. Zion

Chapter 5: The Link between Environmental Policy and the Colonization Process and Its Effects on American Indian Involvement in Crime, Law, and Society Linda Robyn and Thom Alcoze

PART III: Current Policy Issues Affecting Native Americans and Criminal Justice
Chapter 6
: Alcoholism, Colonialism, and Crime Larry Gould

Chapter 7: Examining the Interpretation and Application of the Indiian Child Welfare Act of 1978 Tracey M. Bouvier

Chapter 8: Law Enforcement and the American Indian: Challenges and Obstacles to Effective Law Enforcement Eileen Luna-Firebaugh and Samuel Walker

Chapter 9: Policing Native Americans Off the Rez Jeffrey Ian Ross

Chapter 10: Imprisonment and American Indian Medicine Ways: A Comparative Analysis of Conflicting Cultural Beliefs, Values, and Practices William G. Archambeault

Chapter 11: Criminalization of the Treaty Right to Fish: Response of the Greak Lakes Chippewa Linda Robyn

Chapter 12: Indian Gaming and the American Indian Criminal Justice-System Nicholas C. Peroff

Chapter 13: Research on Juvenile Deliquency in Indian Communities: Resisting Generalization Lisa Bond-Maupin, Taka X. GoodTracks, and James R. Maupin

Chapter 14: Recent Trends in Community-Based Strategies for Dealing with Juvenile Crime in the Navajo Nation Marianne O. Nielsen, Dorothy Fulton, and Ivan Tsosie

Chapter 15: Scattered Like the Reindeer: Alaska Natives and the Loss of Autonomy Nella Lee

PART IV: Conclusion

Chapter 16: Integrating the Past, Present, and Future Larry Gould and Jeffrey Ian Ross

About the Editors and Contributors

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