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Title: Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in Indian Country, 2002
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Steven W. Perry
Date Published: 12/2005
Page Count: 105
  Series: BJS Full Reports
  Annotation: This report presents detailed information gathered on tribal law enforcement agencies, tribal courts and services, and criminal record systems from the 2002 Census of Tribal Justice Agencies in American Indian jurisdictions.
Abstract: This project represents one of several components of BJS’ ongoing program to improve justice statistics and criminal history record information systems in Indian country. The report includes data on the number of law enforcement agencies and officers; characteristics of tribal courts and their caseloads; types of available criminal sanctions; and criminal justice statistics data collection and sharing capacity. The census collected data from nearly 350 tribes in the continental U.S. and is the first comprehensive effort to identify the range of justice agencies operating in tribal jurisdictions, the services those agencies provide, and the types of information systems maintained. Highlights from the 2002 Census of Tribal Justice Agencies include the following: (1) 165 of the 314 responding tribes employed one or more full-time sworn officers with general arrest powers; (2) an estimated 59 percent (188) of the 314 tribes had some form of judicial system; and (3) about 23 percent (71) of the responding tribes provided their own detention function. About two-thirds relied on local or county agencies to provide a jail or detention facility. Tables
Main Term(s): Indian justice
Index Term(s): Reservation crimes ; Reservation law enforcement ; Tribal court system ; Statistics ; Indian affairs ; American Indians ; Tribal police
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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