Bopp and Bopp (2007: 45) argue that the tendency of making use of uniform strategies in restorative justice loses values and often overlooks the heterogeneity of identities as well as the experience of the native people. This means that it is important to acknowledge the differences amongst the aboriginal people. It is evident that the use of retributive model of justice has been used in many of the corrections in Canada. Despite that, this method has not been effective in reducing crime amongst the aboriginal people.
Both males and females amongst the aboriginals are overrepresented in the various levels of secured custody. However, based on the enormity of the native involvement in the Canadian Penal System, there have been a number of commissions meant to resolve the dilemma regarding the aboriginal people (Crnovich 2005 : 8). While both the premises of the aboriginal and also the contemporary models related to justice have been identified as being mu...
... middle of paper ...
... integrate their cultural value system. Restorative justice helps the Aboriginal people through connection with the various social, interpersonal and also other challenges that are believed to contribute to criminal behavior.
Barsh, R. 2005. Aboriginal peoples and the justice system: Report of the national round table on Aboriginal justice issues (Book Review). Great Plains Research, 359-362.
Bopp, J., & Bopp, M. 2007. Responding to sexual abuse: Developing a community-based sexual abuse response team in Aboriginal communities. Ottawa: Solicitor General of Canada, pp. 45-49
Brookes, D. 2008. Evaluating restorative justice programs. Humanity and Society, 22, 23-37. DOI: 10.1177/0011128799045001001
Crnovich, M. 2005. Report on sentencing circles in Nunavik. In Pautuutit Women’s Association, Inuit Women and Justice: Progress Report, 4(8), pp. 8-11
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Since time immoral, Aboriginal people and their ancestors have settled and lived in North America. With contact of European settlers, came severe oppression and genocide. Since contact, Aboriginal people have led an uphill battle, fighting with the Canadian government for Aboriginal freedom and equality. Many suggest that Canadians still should be held morally responsible for the crimes committed against our indigenous peoples, such as the implementation of Canadian residential schools and aboriginal sterilization.... [tags: First Nations, Aboriginal peoples in Canada]
1191 words (3.4 pages)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Until the 1960s, indigenous Australians – Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders – were denied rights and access to the legal system and excluded from formal participation in the political process. They were not counted in population censuses, were not allowed to serve on juries nor give evidence in court. Mostly, the government treated indigenous people as if they didn’t exist. In 1962, indigenous people were given the right to vote in Commonwealth elections, and gradually things began to change and laws made by the states in years past were repealed or amended.... [tags: Papers]
2934 words (8.4 pages)
- Police discretion is the power to make a decision on a police officer’s own judgement. These decisions can range from how serious they think a domestic violence complaint is or if they should pursue a minor offence such as racism toward themselves. The ability to make decisions like these leaves a clear indicator as to why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are over represented in the Australian criminal justice system. Many factors related to discretionary decision making are responsible for this representation.... [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples]
2349 words (6.7 pages)
- Canadian history is frequently taught to students from a Eurocentric viewpoint. Students learn about Aboriginal peoples before the Europeans came, but with the arrival of the Europeans there is a shift away from Aboriginal peoples with the dominant focus being on Europeans (Neegan, 2007, 8-9). Any content about Aboriginal peoples, such as Residential Schools, tends to be brief and superficial, not getting at the major issues (Hampton, 2010, 105). Consequently, many students and adults in Canadian society do not have an accurate understanding of the Aboriginal communities or their history.... [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples, Racism]
768 words (2.2 pages)
- Compare and contrast the arguments that have been advanced for and against the incorporation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law in the criminal justice system. Introduction The gross over representation of indigenous people in the Australian criminal justice system (CJS) is so disturbingly evident that it is never the source of debate. Rather it is the starting point of discussions centring on the source and solutions to this prominent social, cultural and political issue. Discourse surrounds not only the economic and social disadvantage of indigenous communities, but also the systemic racism and continuing intergenerational trauma resulting for the unjust colonisation of a nation... [tags: Indigenous peoples, Culture, Law, Colonialism]
2337 words (6.7 pages)
- Recent reports of nearly 1200 missing and murdered Native American women from over the past 30 years have garnered attention from the media, resulting in a national cry for justice by the Indigenous population, but none from the rest of the country. This is in part due to the lack of awareness from the Canadian public concerning Native American issues and from the considerable lack of general media attention they get compared to non-Indigenous people with missing and murder cases. The marginalization of Indigenous women and girls in Canadian society has pushed them into more and more situations of victimization.... [tags: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples]
1324 words (3.8 pages)
- Social Justice is defined by Matthew Robinson, a government and justice studies professor at Appalachian State University as ...promoting a just society by challenging injustice and valuing diversity. It exists when all people share a common humanity and therefore have a right to equitable treatment, support for their human rights, and a fair allocation of community resources. In conditions of social justice, people are not to be discriminated against, nor their welfare and well-being constrained or prejudiced on the basis of gender, sexuality, religion, political affiliations, age, race, belief, disability, location, social class, socioeconomic circumstances, or other characteristic of... [tags: Education, Sociology, Social justice, Learning]
2348 words (6.7 pages)
- The creation of the Residential Schools is now looked upon to be a regretful part of Canada’s past. The objective: to assimilate and to isolate First Nations and Aboriginal children so that they could be educated and integrated into Canadian society. However, under the image of morality, present day society views this assimilation as a deliberate form of cultural genocide. From the first school built in 1830 to the last one closed in 1996, Residential Schools were mandatory for First Nations or Aboriginal children and it was illegal for such children to attend any other educational institution.... [tags: First Nations, Aboriginal peoples in Canada]
714 words (2 pages)
- In this essay, we will analyze certain aspects of Aboriginal life, specifically pertaining to their experiences within the urban city setting. Aboriginals coming from their respective reservations face many difficulties, challenges, and hardships when attempting to integrate themselves into city life. This paper aims to illuminate some of those issues, as well as, give the reader a better understanding of urban Aboriginals. This paper does not intend on providing solutions to the problems that are discussed.... [tags: Article Analysis ]
1761 words (5 pages)
- Aboriginal customary law and European law have been at odds since the first years of the European invasion, but only recently has the clash come into the open. Stuart MacMillan of the Aboriginal Resource and Development Services in the Northern Territory says that remote Aboriginal communities there and in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland see no reason why they should submit to "whitefella law". The governments of the Northern Territory and Western Australia are investigating how indigenous law can be incorporated into state law.... [tags: essays research papers]
2499 words (7.1 pages)
- Promoting Imagination and The Desire to Care in The Classroom
- Calling and Charisma: The Life of Joan of Arc
- Cross Cultural Integration: International Students and Higher Educational Institutions
- Adultery in The Lady with The Pet Dog and The Storm
- The Pay Back of Restoration: Justice in Ben Mikaelsen’s Touching Spirit Bear
- Muhammad Ali: The World’s Greatest Boxer