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NCJ Number: 196170 Find in a Library
Title: Strategic Planning Meeting on Crime and Justice Research in Indian Country
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: October 1998
Page Count: 35
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Wyoming Dept of Probation and Parole
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

Wyoming Dept of Probation and Parole
Board of Parole
1710 Pacific Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a report on a strategic planning meeting held to build an agenda on crime and justice research in Indian Country.
Abstract: Representatives from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) discussed their roles in research relevant to Indian communities and the need for such research to involve persons at the local level, both in planning and applying research. Papers presented on the first day of the meeting addressed social and economic links to crime and justice in American Indian communities, research and data collection in Indian Country, substance abuse and crime in Indian Country, sexual assault in Indian Country, issues in conducting research on crime victimization, and juvenile justice detention issues in Indian Country. First-day afternoon discussions began with the full group framing key issues regarding research in Indian Country that can have practical value. The topics were divided into four broad categories: Practical Vision (ways to make research practical for Indian communities); Underlying Contradictions (barriers to effective research to benefit Indian communities); New Directions (ways to enhance research for the benefit of Indian communities); and Strategic Directions (community capacity building, development of communication and education, increasing political clout, and acquiring and using resources creatively). Papers presented on the second day of the meeting covered such topics as an assessment of Indian Country law enforcement agencies, evaluation of the Tribal Strategies Against Violence Initiative, and evaluation of Indian Country Justice Initiative. The afternoon discussion groups focused on ways to implement the four strategic directions derived from the previous day's discussions. Among recommendations for research processes are better methodologies, help for Indian Nations in setting up funding consortiums, establishment of a research clearinghouse, a systematic review of proven activities, and tribally initiated research partnerships. Suggestions are also offered for Federal efforts in research. Activities for tribal communities are outlined as well.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): American Indians; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Research and development; Research programs
Note: Proceedings of a meeting held in Portland, Oregon, October 14-15, 1998.
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