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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
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