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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 212237   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Results from the Southern Ute Indian Community Safety Survey, Final Report
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Author(s): Julie C. Abril M.S.
Date Published: 11/2003
Page Count: 114
  Annotation: This study of the prevalence and characteristics of crime on the Southern Ute Indian reservation in Colorado was conducted in order to provide the Tribal Council with recommendations regarding culturally appropriate crime control policy.
Abstract: The Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council, the governmental body of the Tribe, authorized the study in January 2001. In the first phase of the study, a questionnaire was distributed to all persons over age 18 enrolled as members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. The survey focused on respondents' views of crime in general, the community, forms of victimization and drug/alcohol use, respondent's neighborhood, assessment of tribal services, crimes against Indian cultural values, pan-Indian identity, and respondent characteristics. This phase also surveyed a sample of 1,100 non-Indian residents in the county surrounding the largest concentration of tribal members living within outer perimeters of the reservation's boundaries. The second phase involved structured personal interviews with 71 self-selected tribal members. Fourteen persons employed by the Southern Ute Indian criminal justice system were interviewed in the study's third phase. The fourth and final phase of the study was a content analysis of the Tribal Code, which was conducted to determine whether laws are adequate to address some of the crime problems identified in the study. Findings indicate that the Indian respondents experienced criminal victimization at higher rates, more often, and with more serious injuries than the non-Indian respondents. Most respondents liked their communities and wanted police to respond to neighborhood problems. Tribal members were generally dissatisfied with the reservation police and the Tribal Council, and they strongly favored adherence to Indian cultural values. Extensive tables and figures and appended questionnaire
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Drug use ; American Indians ; Comparative analysis ; Crime patterns ; Cultural influences ; Alcohol abuse ; Public Opinion of the Police ; Public Opinion of Crime ; Public Opinion of Drug Abuse ; BJS final report ; BJS grant-related documents ; Colorado
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2001-3277-CA-BJ
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: An executive summary of this full report is provided in "American Indians and Crime: A BJS Statistical Profile, 1992-2002" (NCJ 203097).
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