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Five Cases of Aboriginal Justice
Learning from the Past: Five Cases of Aboriginal Justice

By John Steckley

ISBN 13:
978-1-897160-77-0 (softcover)
Pub date: March 2013
Pages: 176

Courses: Aboriginal Studies | Canadian Justice Studies| Criminology | Criminal Justice | Police Foundations

This book traces five cases of Canadian Aboriginal people that faced injustice in the Canadian justice system: Helen Betty Osborne, J. J. Harper, Minnie Sutherland, Neil Stonechild and Donald Marshall Jr. Each case has had an inquest, inquiry or even a royal commission dedicated to identifying the wrong done, with suggestions for change.
      This book takes each case a few steps farther. The stories will be told. The wrongs were identified and suggestions for change were made. This book reveals what has happened since the investigations, good and bad.
      This casebook can be used to supplement undergraduate courses on Canadian Justice Studies, Criminology, Diversity and Inequality.


Designed in an easy-to-access format to support learning and instruction, the 5 cases in this book feature:

  • new details surrounding the cases
  • focus on what has happened since the inquiries
  • review and discussion questions
  • key terms and concepts
  • engaging writting style places the cases studies in a wider context of other cases and social forces
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