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NCJ Number: 157149 Find in a Library
Title: Review of Multiculturalism and Justice Issues: A Framework for Addressing Reform, Working Document
Author(s): B Etherington
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 144
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
Publication Number: WD1994-8e
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This review suggests that multiculturalism in Canada is becoming synonymous with combatting discrimination and racism and that multiculturalism issues must be guided by an explicit antiracism and antidiscrimination outlook in the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The author contends that modern ideas of equality must look beyond mere formal equality to recognize that inequality and discrimination can result from a criminal justice law or policy that appears to be neutral but has a disproportionately negative impact on minority group. He notes the lack of Canadian research on racial and ethnic minorities and their treatment as offenders or victims in the criminal justice system. The author also examines problems in data collection and analysis and the need for better empirical research on minorities in the criminal justice system. Criminal justice issues that affect minority groups are addressed, such as justice administration, substantive criminal law, civil justice, public legal education, and immigrant experience issues. References and footnotes
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional reform; Corrections in foreign countries; Criminal justice research; Criminal justice system effectiveness; Criminal justice system reform; Cultural influences; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign criminal justice systems; Minorities; Racial discrimination; Victims in foreign countries; World criminology
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