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Domestic Violence in Indian Country: A Dilemma of Justice  

Author:  Edward  Reina, Jr..

Source: Volume 05, Number 03, February/March 2000 , pp.33-34(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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The rate of violent victimization in Indian Country is well above that of other U.S. racial or ethnic groups and is more than twice as high as the national average. In this article the author presents the jurisdictional issue that confounds Indian Country law enforcement and hampers the delivery of justice to victims of crime in Indian Country, particularly in cases of domestic violence and how this affects domestic violence in Indian Country.

Keywords: Ex parte Crow Dog; Oliphant vs. Suquamish Indian Tribe, 435 U.S. 191 (1978)

Affiliations:  1: Chief of Police, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.

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