Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Justice

Over the past three decades, Dr. Griffiths has conducted research on a wide variety of issues related to Indigenous peoples and the criminal justice system.  This has included working with First Nations communities to document patterns of crime and victimization and the development of community-based alternatives to the justice process.  He has contributed to numerous task forces and commissions of inquiry.  Most recently, Dr. Griffiths was asked to provide materials for the report, Sharing Common Ground.  Review of Yukon’s Police Force (2011).

Related Reports

aboriginal_peoples_of_the_north_and_criminal_justiceGriffiths, C. T., D. Wood. 1993. “Aboriginal Peoples Of The North And Criminal Justice”. A Background Paper for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.

Griffiths, C. T., D. S. Wood.”Patterns of Aboriginal Crime”. Silverman, R. A., Teevan, J.J., & Sacco, V.F. (eds.), Crime in Canadian Society (6th ed.), Toronto:HarcourtBrace, 2000, pp. 250-262.

Griffiths, C.T. 2003. Perceptions of Crime, Neighbourhood and Notions of Community Among Aboriginal Peoples in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver. Report prepared for the National Community Research Project, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

Wood, D., and C.T. Griffiths. 1996. “The Lost Generation: Inuit Youth in Transition to Adulthood. In B. Galaway and J. Hudson, eds. Youth in Transition: Perspectives on Research and Policy. Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing. 328-35.

Griffiths, C.T. and R. Hamilton. 1996. “Sanctions and Healing: Restorative Justice in Canadian Aboriginal Communities.” in J. Hudson and B. Galaway, (Eds.). Restorative Justice: Theory, Practice, and Research. Monsey, New York: Criminal Justice Press. 175-192.

Griffiths, C.T., D. Wood, and P. Lewis. 1995. Crime Prevention in Rural Aboriginal Communities. Ottawa: Aboriginal Policing Directorate, Solicitor General Canada.

Griffiths, C.T., E. Zellerer, D. Wood, and G. Saville. 1995. Crime, Law and Justice Among Inuit in the Baffin Region, Northwest Territories, Canada. Burnaby, B.C.: Criminology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University.

Griffiths, C.T., D. Wood, P. Phillips, and R. Mathison. 1995. A Comprehensive Study of the Etiology and Prevalence of Alcohol and Addictive Substance Use and Abuse Among Youth and Young Adults on the Musqueam Indian Reserve. Prepared for the Musqueam Indian Band, Vancouver.