Crime and Social Justice in Indian Country calls to attention the need for culturally appropriate research protocols and critical discussions of social and criminal justice in Indian Country. The contributors come from the growing wave of Native American as well as non-Indigenous scholars who employ these methods. They reflect on issues in three key areas: crime, social justice, and community responses to crime and justice issues. Topics include stalking, involuntary sterilization of Indigenous women, border-town violence, Indian gaming, child welfare, and juvenile justice. These issues are all rooted in colonization; however, the contributors demonstrate how Indigenous communities are finding their own solutions for social justice, sovereignty, and self-determination.
Thanks to its focus on community responses that exemplify Indigenous resilience, persistence, and innovation, this volume will be valuable to those on the ground working with Indigenous communities in public and legal arenas, as well as scholars and students. Crime and Social Justice in Indian Country shows the way forward for meaningful inclusions of Indigenous peoples in their own justice initiatives.
This enlightening collection of essays is a powerful call for more attention to American Indians neglected by the criminal justice system. This intrinsic book tells us that indigenous justice is not the same as white justice in America.
A well-written, jargon-free book, featuring unusual and effective approaches to topics such as tribal sovereignty, and enhanced by the editors’ distinctive perspectives.
Marianne O. Nielsen is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University.
Karen Jarratt-Snider is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University.
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