skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 120173 Find in a Library
Title: Native Indians and the Police: The Canadian Experience
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:11  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1988)  Pages:155-160
Author(s): C T Griffiths
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 6
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The overrepresentation of Native Indians in the Canadian criminal justice system has resulted in a wide range of initiatives designed to reduce native conflict with the law.
Abstract: These have included the creation of non-Native controlled policing services attached to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and to the provincial police forces in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. As well, a number of reserve-based Native-controlled police services have been operating in the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba, and Alberta for several years. Evaluations of these programs indicate that the non-native controlled policing services have had only mixed success in developing positive relations between the police and Native communities, while the Native-controlled police services have a much better record at reducing Native conflict with the law and hostility toward the police. The reasons for these results are explored and several key issues in native-police relations in Canada are outlined. 1 endnote, 36 references. (Pubisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Policing innovation; Tribal police
Index Term(s): Canada; Indian justice; Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.