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NCJ Number: 142193 Find in a Library
Title: PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO NORTHERN CRIME
Editor(s): C T Griffiths
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 298
Sponsoring Agency: Northern Justice Soc
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-86491-100-9
Sale Source: Northern Justice Soc
c/o School of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6,
Canada
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: Based on the materials presented in the workshops and short courses during the fourth meeting of the Northern Justice Society in April 1989, 25 papers address issues, initiatives, and outcomes associated with crime prevention and the response to crime and social problems in Canada, Alaska, and Greenland.
Abstract: The papers consider a wide range of issues related to the development of community-based programs, as well as policies and programs sponsored and operated by criminal justice agencies and organizations. Many of the papers discuss the development of programs and services designed to address the needs of northern communities and their adult and juveniles residents. The first paper introduced participants to the four factors that have influenced the delivery of justice services in the north: the resettlement of indigenous communities, colonization by Europeans and Euro-Canadians, the dependency of northerners on imposed legal and social systems, and the notions of judicial autonomy and self-determination for northerners. Some of the topics discussed in the other papers are legal interpreter programs, tribal courts, intensive supervision, open-custody programming, mediation, sexual assaults in Labrador, the police response to domestic violence, a community-based suicide prevention program, and aftercare for juvenile alcohol abusers. Following some of the selections, resource readings are listed.
Main Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Criminal justice system policy
Index Term(s): Alaska; American Indians; Canada; Canadian Indians; Domestic assault; Greenland; Intensive supervision programs; Juvenile justice policies; Sexual assault; Suicide prevention
Note: Based on materials and presented in the workshops and short courses at the fourth meeting of the Northern Justice Society held in Thompson, Manitoba, April 1989.
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