A bit of reading: try from about a third the way down if you want to stick to just aboriginals and law - FNIP: Prospects for Aboriginal Justice in Canada> (external - login to view)
Quote: Originally Posted by dumpthemonarchy
Qrong. Our system is not perfect, but it works.
Sort of. As bear pointed out, there's less recidivism than with our system.
Canadians think crime is going down.
It's irrelevant what most Canadians think. But, although the crime RATE is going down slightly, the NUMBER of crimes is increasing (because of population increase). Not sure about the difference between violent and non-violent crimes or their rates).
"Return to custody
Overall, 47.4% of the sample was re-admitted to federal custody within one year of release -- 21.9% because of a conviction for a new offence. This high recidivism rate illustrates the relatively high-risk nature of the sample offenders. Cognitive skills training generally targets offenders at high risk of recidivism.
Roughly 44.5% of those who completed the program were re-admitted to custody (see Figure 1), compared with 50.1% of the waiting-list control group and 58.2% of those who dropped out of the program (17.3% of the overall sample). The difference (p<.05) between the program group and the control group represents an 11% reduction for those who completed the program." Correctional Service of Canada - FORUM on Corrections Research (external - login to view)
Look at the graph about 2/3 of the way down the page here The Aboriginal Justice Strategy - JustResearch Issue 15 (external - login to view)