Testimony on Law Enforcement in Indian Country before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, 110th Congress, 1st Session (June 21, 2007)
Kevin K. Washburn
University of New Mexico - School of Law
Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 07-22
Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper 07-51
Public safety and criminal justice on Indian reservations are better served when Indian tribes play a central role in these functions. Most of the successes of law enforcement in Indian country have involved careful cooperation and coordination between law enforcement agencies of different sovereigns. Even informal cooperation can be highly effective in improving public safety. Lack of cooperation undermines public safety.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 12
Keywords: crime, criminal justice, law enforcement, public safety, American Indians, Indian tribes, Native Americans
JEL Classification: K14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 6, 2007 ; Last revised: July 6, 2010
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