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Policing Native American Lands in the United States

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Abstract

The indigenous populations in the United States, Native Americans, have experienced a unique form of governance as their federally assigned lands are designated as sovereign. However, there is direct involvement of federal law enforcement on those lands under many circumstances. In addition, many tribal groups have coordinated their own jurisdictional law enforcement and criminal justice processes, often using traditional laws and tribal practices to remedy disputes between parties, even when issues may reach the criminal level. The history and progress of these developments will be outlined in detail.

Keywords

Native American Indian country Bureau of Indian affairs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western Nevada UniversityCarson CityUSA
  2. 2.University of NevadaRenoUSA

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