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978-0-7591-1520-0 • eBook • October 2004 • $39.50 • (£30.00)
Carrie E. Garrow is a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. She is the chief judge for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Courts and a judicial consultant, and currently works as a consultant for Tribal Law and Policy Institute, the Udall Center, and the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. Sarah Deer is staff attorney at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute and an instructor of Tribal Legal Studies for UCLA Extension. She is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma.
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 Preface: Tribal Legal Studies Textbook Series Introduction
Chapter 4 Notes on Terminology
Chapter 5 Acknowledgments
Chapter 6 Credits
Chapter I. Criminal Law in Anglo-American and Native Societies
Chapter 1. Introduction to Criminal Law Concepts
Chapter 2. Comparing Traditional Criminal Law to Anglo-American Criminal Law
Chapter 3. Using Western Criminal Law to Control Native American Nations
Chapter 4: Traditional Law Today
Chapter II. Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
Chapter 5. Introduction?What is Criminal Jurisdiction?
Chapter 6. Traditional Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country
Chapter 7. Limitations on Tribal Criminal Jurisdiction Imposed by the United States
Chapter 8. Efforts by Tribal Nations to Address Jurisdictional Gaps
Chapter 9. Criminal Jurisdiction as Defined by Tribal Courts
Chapter III. Criminal Law: Elements of a Crime and Defenses
Chapter 10. Introduction to Elements and Acts
Chapter 11. The Mental State
Chapter 12. A Closer Look at Criminal Elements
Chapter 13. Is Helping a Criminal Act? Preliminary Crimes and Accomplice Liability
Chapter 14. Criminal Defenses
Chapter 15. The Burden of Proof
Chapter IV. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 16. Rights of Criminal Defendants and Crime Victims
Chapter 17. The Law of Arrest
Chapter 18. Interrogations and Confessions: The Right to Remain Silent
Chapter 19: Search and Seizure
Chapter 20: The Exclusionary Rule: Remedies for Civil Rights Violations
Chapter 21. The Right to an Attorney/Advocate
Chapter 22: Defendant Rights at Trial
Chapter 23: Victims' Rights in Criminal Procedure
Chapter V. Sanctions and Sentencing
Chapter 24: Sentencing: Fines and Incarceration
Chapter 36 Glossary
Chapter 25: Alternative Sentences and Traditional Sanctions
Chapter 37 Index
Chapter 38 About the Authors
This text will be what students call a keeper, one that goes in the personal library after the course is over. Carrie E. Garrow and Sarah Deer have done for tribal criminal justice what Vine Deloria, Jr. did for tribal religion in God is Red. They have generalized a subject that is nearly impossible to generalize. They draw straight lines from tribal custom to common law as justice-defining institutions....
— Steve Russell
I'm impressed with the background and history explaining the evolution of the justice systems and the mire of jurisdictional barriers that abound in Indian country. The reluctance to accept a foreign system in lieu of a traditional system is explained. Irecommend this book for education and training of tribal justice practitioners and individuals interested in understanding Tribal governments....
— Edward Reina, Jr.
This book is a comprehensive approach to the subject matter. The authors include traditional stories, excerpts from scholarly work, and briefs or transcripts from actual legal cases. These materials will aid students, practitioners, and scholars in the application of native trial law to practical concerns they encounter on a daily basis. The examples are well-chosen, and important terms are clearly defined. End of chapter questions should stimulate debate and deepen the reader's awareness of the materialthat is presented. In short, the book is a major contribution to understanding the contextualization and application of native tribal law...
— Jeffrey Ian Ross
Finally, a book examining the complex subject of criminal law and jurisdiction on Indian reservations from a tribal perspective, utilizing the decisions of tribal judges and borrowing from the cultural values of native persons. A comprehensive review of criminal law jurisdiction in Indian country that does not merely rehash the decisions from Anglo courts that touch on Indian issues merely in passing, Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure instead assesses the purpose of law and justice systems in Indiancommunities based upon the diverse mores and values of native peoples. This book would be an outstanding contribution to the study of criminal law and jurisdiction in Indian country in both tribal community colleges and other universities...
— B. J. Jones, Northern Plains Tribal Judicial Institute, University of North Dakota School of Law
Since the first European stepped onto this continent, tribal sovereignty and tribal judicial systems have faced many challenges. Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure, a comprehensive survey of substantive and procedural criminal law governing tribal judicial systems, is designed to increase the practitioners understanding of these problems and the unique opportunities inherent in tribal judicial systems. It carefully examines tribal judicial systems drawing upon actual tribal court decisions as IndianNations strive to achieve justice reflecting their own unique fundamental traditional values. This book, written for the learned as well as the lay person, is certainly a worthy investment. As you read it, the reader becomes fully aware of the importanceof tribal sovereignty and the importance of developing tribal judicial systems..
— Donovan D. Brown Sr.