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NCJ Number: 152311 Find in a Library
Title: Rural Justice
Journal: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice  Volume:10  Issue:2  Dated:(May 1994)  Pages:79-135
Editor(s): L C Trostle
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 57
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Four articles discuss the delivery of criminal justice services in remote areas of the United States, with emphasis on how services based on traditional western common law practices and philosophies affect indigenous people.
Abstract: The first article provides an overview of American Indian policing and crime, along with a discussion of contemporary policing in Indian country. Included is a review of criminal jurisdiction and a comparison of Indian and non-Indian criminality. Another article focuses on the policing of the north slope of Alaska. It notes that social control methods have changed over the years from a total dedication to Native traditional law and folk ways to a structure that attempts to blend western social-control methods with traditional Native ways. The third article provides an overview of justice in rural Alaska, which underscores the problems involved in the delivery of justice services to small, isolated villages and towns. Alaska has centralized justice at the State level and adapted some traditional methods to a modern frontier. The concluding article explores the melding of traditional Native and western values in rural State magistrate courts and village tribal courts in Alaska. References accompany each article.
Main Term(s): Rural policing
Index Term(s): Alaska; American Indians; Indian justice; State courts
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