Restorative Justice: A Better System for First Nations Communities?


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Essay #: 066932
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Restorative Justice: A Better System for First Nations Communities?
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In court cases involving First Nations individuals, the literature reports that there is a proven imbalance in their arrests and incarcerations compared to the rest of the general public which may be linked to community challenges, or to what is seen as endemic racism (Monture-Angus, 1999). Research shows that in the past, First Nations community members may not received the type of support they need in the legal system (Monture-Angus, 1999). Because widespread racism has translated into systemic discrimination against the First Nations in the criminal justice system, there is a need for due caution in considering cases that not only involve First...
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