Source: (1999) Canadian Journal of Criminology 41(2)

A Canadian knowledge base in aboriginal and restorative justice must emerge, and it is not enough to leave such research to other countries. Canadian research on community justice or other aboriginal justice-specific initiatives must increase. The belief in the ability of aboriginal community justice to respond more effectively to crime in that community must be based on documentation of how well these objectives have been achieved, and such research has not been forthcoming. Research about successful interventions for aboriginal populations at risk is also lacking.