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Tribal Crime, Justice, and Safety (Part 1)

A podcast episode by the National Institute of Justice
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Research indicates that Native American persons experience crime victimization at higher rates than non-Native people. Furthermore, the unique position of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes as both sovereign nations and domestic dependents of the U.S. creates jurisdictional complexities in responding to crime, justice, and safety. Senior social and behavioral scientist Christine (Tina) Crossland discusses NIJ’s research on these topics, especially on the prevention of violence towards American Indians and Alaska Natives. Communications Assistant Stacy Lee Reynolds hosts. 

NIJ will release the second part of podcast July 11, 2022.

Reading and Resources from NIJ

Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men:

Tribal Jurisdiction:

Missing Persons:

Date Published: June 21, 2022