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dc.contributor.supervisor Chuchryk, Patricia Hanlon, Teresa J. Elder University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-24T21:10:34Z 2007-04-24T21:10:34Z 1999
dc.description xii, 258 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the presence of community in Blackfoot Justice Circles through ethnographic, qualitative methods. Five Blackfoot Justice Circles, observed in 1996-1997, and an Innu Healing Justice Circle, are compared in structure, roles and content. The Innu circle data is found as a report and recorded as an appendix to R. v. Sellon (1996). Seven in depth interview held with circle leaders and prominant circle participants generated data used to describe and define current perceptions of traditional concepts among circle leaders on a Blackfoot reserve. Theoretically the work arrives at a principle of justice according to a concept of authentic morality expressed through problem-solving and care. The principle is collectively based on the ideas and works of Menno Boldt, Herman Bianchi, Elliot Studt, John McKnight, Carol Lepannen Montgomery, John Braithwaite, Howard Zehr, and Ruth Morris as well as peacemaking concepts. The study explores transformative justice, as differentiated from restorative and retributive justice. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1999 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Criminal justice system en
dc.subject Sentences (Criminal procedure) en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Canada -- Criminal justice system en
dc.subject Community-based corrections -- Canada -- Case studies en
dc.subject Indian criminals -- Canada -- Rehabilitation -- Case studies en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title Circle justice : an ethnographic study en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology Masters

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