BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CAPS-270 - Indigenous Justice Practices - 3.00 Credits

CAPS-270 - Indigenous Justice Practices - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course, learners will examine Indigenous justice systems and critically analyze the differences between traditional Indigenous approaches to the existing criminal justice system. Topics include restorative justice, healing circles, Gladue reports, Indigenous court programs, Indigenous justice centers and trauma-informed justice programming that are culturally grounded. Learners will examine the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system and explore alternative approaches to address systemic disparities.
Part of the:
  • Community and Public Safety Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Community and Public Safety Professional Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Completion of CAPS Year 1 or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Exam 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • explore alternative measures to the justice system that are culturally relevant and trauma-informed;

    • discuss the over-representation of Indigenous peoples within the justice system;

    • demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous justice practices in comparison to the mainstream court system;

    • examine the role of community members and Elders and Knowledge Keepers in Indigenous justice processes;

    • demonstrate an understanding of a decolonized approach to justice practices;

    • describe Indigenous justice systems in a reconciliatory context; and

    • demonstrate an ability to engage in a culturally relevant and respectful manner.

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