Indigenous Peoples and the Globalization of Restorative Justice
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The increasing expansion of global markets for crime control has recently become a significant focus of criminological inquiry. Despite this increasing focus, little attention has been given to the micro-level impact of this globalized activity, especially in regards to the experiences of Indigenous peoples. For this reason, this paper focuses on Indigenous experiences of the globalization of crime control, focusing on restorative justice. This focus meets Aas's challenge for criminologists to take up an old debt of omission and explore more systematically connections between globalization and colonization, which she deems essential if we are address the imbalances of power and the dynamics of othering and social exclusion in the present world order. The Indigenous experience of the globalization of crime control reveals the hollow nature of much of mainstream criminology's musings on the Indigenous experience. These experiences also demonstrate the potential value that can be accrued from mainstream criminology's meaningful engagement with critical Indigenous scholarship.
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