Re-examining culturally appropriate models in criminal justice applications

LaRocque examines the assumptions of "traditional" upon which Aboriginal controlled justice systems seem to be based. By "traditional" the author refers to ideas, theories and assumptions relevant to this discussion, not to spirituality or associated truths. The main concern of LaRocque's paper focuses on the misuse of "traditions and to raise ethical issues and re-examine popular premises concerning the notions of culture, healing, and sexual offender-victim mediation programs in a contemporary world; and to open up discussion on freedom of expression and contemporary human rights within the Aboriginal community, especially on issues of concern to women and on culturally appropriate programs/governance.


LaRocque, E.

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UBC Press

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Vancouver, BC