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The State of the Criminal Justice System Framework presents key selected outcomes and indicators based on available data. However, in addition to the data collected to report and track performance of the State of the Criminal Justice System outcomes, it is an important element of reconciliation to also learn more about Indigenous peoples different experiences (e.g., the impact of colonization, intergenerational trauma, and the intersection of the criminal justice system and other systems) in the context of the criminal justice system to better understand the data presented. This includes the different experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. This better understanding could come through qualitative (e.g., case studies and interviews) or quantitative research and/or narrative storytelling to further contextualize the national indicators. If you have a study and would like it to be considered for inclusion, please share it with us by clicking here.

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Eligibility for inclusion

Your research study must have been conducted for at least one of the following purposes:

  • To help understand the context surrounding Indigenous people in the criminal justice system, including the individual and collective lived experiences of Indigenous peoples and communities (e.g., experiences of criminalization, marginalization).
  • To demonstrate a broad spectrum of experiences that reflect the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada (i.e., First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities; different regions across Canada, including Northern and Southern experiences) in the criminal justice system.

Your research study must be:

  • empirically based, drawing on qualitative or quantitative methods or use narrative storytelling,
  • publicly accessible, and
  • available in either official language of Canada (English or French).

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