Native Americans and the Criminal Justice System
Jeffrey Ian Ross, Larry Gould
- ISBN: 9781594511790
- Extent: 290pp
- Release Date: 20 Jun 2006
- Size: 229mm x 152mm
- Format: Hardback
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- Category: Politics
'This collection presents significant summaries of past criminal behavior, and significant new cultural and political contextualizations that provide greater understanding of the complex effects of crime, sovereignty, culture, and colonization on crime and criminalization on Indian reservations.'
Duane Champagne, UCLA (From the Foreword)
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. Articles 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 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.
About 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.