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dc.contributor.authorConn, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-23T21:35:01Z
dc.date.available2019-01-23T21:35:01Z
dc.date.issued1981-09
dc.identifier.citationConn, Stephen. (1981). "Alaskan Bush Justice: Legal Centralism Confronts Social Science Research and Village Alaska". Paper presented at the first conference of the Commission on Folk Law and Legal Pluralism of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy, Sep 1981.en_US
dc.identifier.otherJC 8211.01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/9750
dc.descriptionA revised version of this paper, at shorter length, was published in the "proceedings" volume for this conference: Conn, Stephen. (1985). "Alaskan Bush Justice: Legal Centralism Confronts Social Science Research and Village Alaska." In Antony Allott & Gordon R. Woodman (eds.), People's Law and State Law: The Bellagio Papers, pp. 299–320. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Foris Publications (http://hdl.handle.net/11122/9752).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper traces the history of the bush justice system in rural Alaska, describes the relationship between traditional Alaska Native dispute resolution mechanisms and the state criminal justice system, and analyzes bush justice research between 1970 and 1981 and its effects on state agency policies and changes in the rural justice system. Innovations by researchers were well-received by villagers and field-level professionals, but not by agency policymakers. Hence, most reforms made in the 1970s had vanished by the early 1980s. The author concludes that further reforms will be ineffective unless Alaska Natives are drawn into the decisionmaking process as co-equal players negotiating on legal process from positions of power.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch discussed in this paper funded by Law and Social Science Program, National Science Foundation; the Ford Foundation; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Alaska State Court System; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration; and University of Alaska.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsThe Environment for Research / What is the bush justice system in Alaska? / The Early Years / Village Council Roles / The Later Years / Impact on Council Justice / Professional Mandates - The Institutional Perspective / The Village Perspective / The Due Process Perspective / Magistrates as Guardians of Due Process / No Court System Alternates / Notice and Due Process / Juries — as educational vehicles and components of due process / Lies in the Name of "Culture Sensitivity" / Village Ordinances / Bush Justice Research - Premises and Examples / Paralegals / Projects Accomplished and Their Bureaucratic Response / Village Paralegals / The Problem Board Experiment / Subsistence / The North Slope Borough / A Footnote on Corrections / The Present / References / Cases cited / Footnotes / APPENDICES [ORIGINAL] / Appendix 1. Public Officials Assessments of Quality of Justice and Selected Public Services [ca. 1978] / Appendix 2. Statewide Juvenile Arrest Rated per 100,000 Individuals [1978] / Appendix 3. Comparison of Alaska Villages, Alaska Statewide, and United States Crime Rates [1977] / APPENDICES (ACCESSIBLE)en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJustice Center, University of Alaska Anchorageen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Court Systemen_US
dc.subjectAlaska historyen_US
dc.subjectAlaska Nativesen_US
dc.subjectbush justiceen_US
dc.subjectcorrectionsen_US
dc.subjectcourtsen_US
dc.subjectjustice researchen_US
dc.subjectlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subjectlegal pluralismen_US
dc.subjectmagistratesen_US
dc.subjectNorth Slope Borough, Alaskaen_US
dc.subjectrural justiceen_US
dc.subjecttraditional law waysen_US
dc.subjectvillage conciliation boardsen_US
dc.subjectvillage councilsen_US
dc.titleAlaskan Bush Justice: Legal Centralism Confronts Social Science Research and Village Alaska [original paper]en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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