A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State, and Tribal Justice Systems

Campaign for Youth Justice Policy Brief, Vol. 5, 2009

25 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2011

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Neelum Arya

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Addie Rolnick

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: July 1, 2008

Abstract

This report examines how Native American youth are disproportionately affected by transfer laws. Key findings include that many Native American youth commit low-level offenses and receive either no court intervention or disproportionately severe sanctions. The report also examines the interaction of the tribal justice system with the state and federal justice systems and how that impacts youth transfer.

Keywords: juvenile justice, Native American, youth, racial disparities, DMC

Suggested Citation

Arya, Neelum and Rolnick, Addie, A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State, and Tribal Justice Systems (July 1, 2008). Campaign for Youth Justice Policy Brief, Vol. 5, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1892959

Neelum Arya (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Addie Rolnick

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law ( email )

4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 451003
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

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