Overrepresentation of Indigenous People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Causes and Responses

Overrepresentation of Indigenous People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Causes and Responses This literature review addresses the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the Canadian criminal justice system. It examines the extent of overrepresentation, its underlying causes, and some initiatives taken to address the issue. The report also identifies gaps in the efforts to address overrepresentation and suggests potential ways to mitigate the problem. Understanding overrepresentation along these lines should provide policy makers and program managers with useful information to assist in their work. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada or the Government of Canada. 2021-07-23 Department of Justice Canada open_Government@justice.gc.ca Government and PoliticsLawDepartment of JusticeAccess to InformationCanada's System of JusticeCriminal JusticeIndigenous JusticeIndigenous overrepresentationColonialismSystemic DiscriminationSocio-economic Marginalization Overrepresentation of Indigenous People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Causes and Responses HTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/oip-cjs/index.html Overrepresentation of Indigenous People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Causes and ResponsesHTML https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/cjs-oip/index.html Overrepresentation of Indigenous People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Causes and ResponsesPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/jr/oip-cjs/oip-cjs-en.pdf Overrepresentation of Indigenous People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System: Causes and ResponsesPDF https://www.justice.gc.ca/fra/pr-rp/jr/cjs-oip/oip-cjs-fr.pdf

This literature review addresses the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the Canadian criminal justice system. It examines the extent of overrepresentation, its underlying causes, and some initiatives taken to address the issue. The report also identifies gaps in the efforts to address overrepresentation and suggests potential ways to mitigate the problem. Understanding overrepresentation along these lines should provide policy makers and program managers with useful information to assist in their work.

The views expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada or the Government of Canada.

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