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Indigenous Courts, Self-Determination and Criminal Justice - by Valmaine Toki (Hardcover)

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In New Zealand, as well as in Australia, Canada and other comparable jurisdictions, Indigenous peoples comprise a significantly disproportionate percentage of the prison population. For example, Maori, who comprise 15% of New Zealand’s population, make up 50% of its prisoners. For Maori women, the figure is 60%. These statistics have, moreover, remained more or less the same for at least the past thirty years. With New Zealand as its focus, this book explores how the fact that Indigenous peoples are more likely than any other ethnic group to be apprehended, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated, might be alleviated. Taking seriously the rights to culture and to self-determination contained in the Treaty of Waitangi, in many comparable jurisdictions (including Australia, Canada, the United States of America), and also in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the book make the case for an Indigenous court founded on Indigenous conceptions of proper conduct, punishment, and behavior. More specifically, the book draws on contemporary notions of ‘therapeutic jurisprudence’ and ‘restorative justice’ in order to argue that such a court would offer an effective way to ameliorate the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous peoples.

Number of Pages: Ix, 290 pages ;
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Courts, Indigenous Peoples, Criminal Law
Series Title: Indigenous Peoples and the Law
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Book theme: General
Author: Valmaine Toki
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2018
TCIN: 53473786
UPC: 9780815375524
Item Number (DPCI): 248-71-5299
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