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Sentencing Circles for Aboriginal Offenders in Canada: Furthering the Idea of Aboriginal Justice Within a Western Justice Framework.

Spiteri, Melanie
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research through the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts at the University of Windsor.

This thesis examines the use of sentencing circles for Aboriginal offenders in Canada. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the degree to which the idea of Aboriginal justice, and the concepts associated with this idea, have been furthered by the implementation of sentencing circles in Aboriginal communities across Canada. The amount of control that Aboriginal community members have over the sentencing circle process and sentencing itself will be an important factor in furthering the idea of Aboriginal justice within a Western justice framework.


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