Fall 2018 - CRIM 419 J100

Aboriginal/Indigenous Justice (3)

Class Number: 8023

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    HCC 1600, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 101 or FNST 101 or 201 or permission of the instructor.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An in-depth examination of Aboriginal/indigenous conceptions of justice in dealing with crime and other trouble in indigenous communities, and in relations among peoples. Students with credit for this course as CRIM 416 or 418, or FNST 419, may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

“Justice” in the eyes of Indigenous peoples is all about relationships, and hence the focus of this course is on the changing nature of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, and on the management of relations – and trouble -- within Indigenous communities. There are three parts to the course. The first part involves a brief tour through 500 years of post-contact experience and the shifting relations and different policies of those times, both to understand current problems, and to consider possible futures. The second part examines the efforts of Indigenous communities to establish Aboriginal justice systems within their communities.  Finally, a third section considers some of the various venues/means through which Indigenous peoples in Canada and elsewhere have sought justice in their relations with non-Indigenous peoples, including (a) the courts; (b) political negotiation; (c) protest and other direct action; (d) governance initiatives; and (e) international fora such as the United Nations.   Please note that this seminar is intended to be highly interactive and has an extensive reading load.  Students also complete written course assignments roughly every two weeks on issues arising in readings and class discussion.

Grading

  • Seminar Participation 25%
  • Written responses to three questions assigned by the instructor throughout the semester 75%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Readings from the Course Web Page and other internet web sites to be designated by the course instructor.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
  • ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax. 
  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
  • E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS