Recent trends in community-based strategies for dealing with juvenile crime in the navajo nation

Marianne O. Nielsen, Dorothy Fulton, Ivan Tsosie

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Abstract

Although juvenile crime in the rest of the country has been dropping, crimes by juveniles have been rising steadily in many Native American communities (LeClaire, 1999). Unfortunately, the Navajo Nation is no exception. Data on Native American delinquency are notoriously hard to collect (Armstrong, Guilfoyle, and Melton, 1996). Based on preliminary data collected from the files of the Navajo Nation Departments of Criminal Investigation and Law Enforcement, this chapter provides an overview of juvenile crime by Navajo Nation young people and describes some of the innovative strategies that have been developed to prevent crime and recidivism. These strategies focus on providing culturally knowledgeable and sensitive services to youth, their families, and the community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNative Americans and the Criminal Justice System
Subtitle of host publicationTheoretical and Policy Directions
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages197-215
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781317255666
ISBN (Print)9781594511790
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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