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Justice in aboriginal communities : sentencing alternatives

Author: Ross Gordon Green
Publisher: Saskatoon : Purich, ©1998.
Series: Purich's Aboriginal issues series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Using several Aboriginal communities as case studies, Green analyzes the successes and challenges for alternative sentencing within the Canadian criminal justice system.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Gordon Green
ISBN: 1895830109 9781895830101
OCLC Number: 1036128052
Description: 192 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgementsIllustrationsIntroductionPart 1: Conventional and Aboriginal Systems of Justice and Sentencing Compared1. Sentencing Law and Practice in Canada2. An Historical Overview of Aboriginal Perspectives on Justice3. Aboriginal People and the Canadian Justice SystemThe Circuit Court as Absentee Justice SystemThe Misinterpretation of Aboriginal Offender Information and Behaviour at Sentencing4. Opportunities for Community and Victim Participation and Sentencing Discretion in Conventional SentencingOpportunities for Community and Victim ParticipationCommunity and Victim Participation in Diversion Outside the Court SystemThe Role of Appellate review in Sentencing DiscretionJury Sentencing in the United StatesA Search for New ApproachesPart 2: Case Studies5. The Sentencing CircleStatus of Circle Recommendations in the Criminal CodeCriteria for Circle SentencingDeterrence through Circle SentencingCircle Sentencing at Hollow Water, ManitobaCircle Sentencing at Sandy Bay, Saskatchewan6. The Elders' or Community Sentencing PanelThe Elders Justice Advisory Council at Waywayseecappo, Manitoba7. The Sentence Advisory CommitteeThe Sentence Advisory Process at Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan8. The Community Mediation CommitteeThe Justice Committee at the Mathial Colomb Cree Nation, Pukatawagan, ManitobaPart 3: Evaluation and Thoughts for the Future9. The Development and Impact of Community Sentencing and Mediation Initiatives10. Post-Colonialism, Legal Pluralism, and Popular JusticePost-ColonialismLegal PluralismPopular Justice11. Justice and Policy Issues Raised by Community Sentencing and MediationThe Court's Supervisory Role in Community Sentencing ApproachesPolitical Influence and Judicial IndependenceFinancial Infrastructure or Volunteer Support?Expansion of Community Sentencing ApproachesThe Potential Effect of Statutory Reform and Appellate Sentencing Review on the Development of Community SentencingPolicy Implications of Expanded Community Sentencing12. ConclusionNotesIndex
Series Title: Purich's Aboriginal issues series.
Responsibility: Ross Gordon Green.


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