Domestic Violence In Indian Country
This chapter examines a relatively neglected area of research: domestic violence among Native Americans (hereafter, Indians). In the process, primary emphasis is geared toward an examination of its prevalence, suspected and perceived causes, and official, unofficial, and cultural responses. Considerable emphasis is placed on criminal justice responses by comparing and contrasting tribal practices and procedures with traditional nontribal procedures. An important learning objective of the chapter is to enable readers to assess whether domestic violence among Indians is any more or less significant in tribal communities than among nontribal communities. We hope that readers will develop a greater appreciation of the complexities and dynamics of responding to domestic violence in environments characterized by a myriad of social, political, and cultural differences.
Continuing the War Against Domestic Violence
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Article; Book Chapter
Source API URL
Abril, Julie C. and Ross, Lee E., "Domestic Violence In Indian Country" (2014). Scopus Export 2010-2014. 8724.