The colonial problem: an indigenous perspective on crime and injustice in Canada

"In the Canadian criminal justice system, Aboriginal peoples are overrepresented as both victims and offenders. The Aboriginal incarcerated population in Canada is rising each year and Aboriginal people are twice as likely to become victims of assaults when compared to non-Aboriginal people. In...

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Main Author: Monchalin, Lisa
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Toronto University of Toronto Press [2016]
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Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:"In the Canadian criminal justice system, Aboriginal peoples are overrepresented as both victims and offenders. The Aboriginal incarcerated population in Canada is rising each year and Aboriginal people are twice as likely to become victims of assaults when compared to non-Aboriginal people. In response, the Canadian state has framed the disproportionate victimization and criminalization of Aboriginal peoples as being an "Indian problem." In The Colonial Problem, Lisa Monchalin challenges the myth of the Indian problem by encouraging readers to recognize the consequences of assimilation, crimes affecting Aboriginal peoples, and violence against Aboriginal women from a more culturally aware position. By bringing to light the truth of Canada's colonial past, the book demonstrates that the overrepresentation of Aboriginal peoples in the Canadian criminal justice system is not an Indian problem but a colonial one."--
Item Description:Enthält Literaturangaben und Index
Physical Description:XXXV, 412 Seiten
ISBN:9781442608054
1442608056
9781442606623
1442606622