Indigenous Collection - Canadian Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Jury Trials

Canadian Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Jury Trials: Remediating Inequities

By Brian Manarin

Published by LexisNexis, 2019

Old-style drawing of a man instructing and all male jury.

A thought-provoking look at the jury selection process in Canada in the context of its impact on Indigenous Peoples and their experiences in the criminal justice system.

As author Brian Manarin states, “Indigenous Peoples are overrepresented in all aspects of the Canadian criminal justice system. Most dramatic are their rates of incarceration.” He goes on to explain that one possible way of reducing conviction and incarceration rates is to increase the fairness and effectiveness of the jury selection process. Manarin then proceeds to offer an analysis of that process by considering Canadian jurisprudence and comparing the experiences in this country to those in England and the United States.

                                                                                                                     -- from the publisher

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