CRI205H1 Lecture 11: Introduction to Criminology Lecture 10
University of Toronto St. George
Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Introduction to Criminology Lecture 10
• CHAPTER 2: ARTICLE:
• Aboriginal Peoples of Canada and Victimization: why is aboriginal incarceration so high?
Article deals with socioeconomic status, you are very likely to end up in a criminal
• Aboriginal scholarship is relatively young in Canada, because they were a population
that was ignored
• Aboriginal way of life was ruined by European colonization. Explanation is a cultural
• Decolonization of aboriginal culture getting rid of European consequences ,
decolonization theory recovering aboriginal culture and way of life.
• Alcohol and aboriginals more likely to be alcoholics, leading to prohibition in Nova
Scotia and those who sells alcohol illegally for higher prices. Specifically, the Inuit
population, Inuit were intimated by white people.
• So much trauma people have inflicted upon themselves due to the alienation they have
felt- aboriginals also committing suicide, intense fear of abandonment.
• The article will help make sense of aboriginal trauma, and some provinces that landed
them in jail and ultimately proposes a new method of recovery and healing (poetry) and
simple explanations of crime.
• Correctional facilities are a part of the CJS system and it focuses on intimate code,
psychology of punishment this part of the CJS is often unknown.
• The LAW:
- Common law characteristic of places where there is no government, where by
tradition people form own laws, that which has been there by tradition
- Lower court must pay attention to higher court, there exists a hierarchy.
- Canadian law combination of statute law and common law
- Constitution law to tell Canadian government what their power is and what their
duties are. What are