Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

The premiere international & interdisciplinary professional organization for scholars, graduate students, independent researchers, and community members interested in all aspects of Indigenous Studies.

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We are seeking submissions for a special issue of the American Indian Culture and Research Journal on “Native Criminalization and Prisonization.” Submissions may include scholarly essays, research articles, personal narratives, interviews, and oral histories, poetry, short stories, and commentary.

Current data indicate that Native peoples in the United States and Canada are overrepresented in jails and prisons. Articles should focus on any aspect of criminalization and prisonization of Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Specific themes for the journal include:
* Federal policies (e.g., VAWA or the Indian Act)
* Traditional Indigenous methods of social control (police societies, etc.)
* Community policing (e.g., Village Public Safety Officer Program)
* Experiences of imprisonment
* Problem-solving courts (drug, mental health, homeless, veterans courts)
* Re-entry programs
* Criminalizing homelessness
* How to decrease recidivism
* Indigenous concepts of rehabilitation
* Alternatives to incarceration
* Alternatives to criminalization
* Prison subculture
* Sex trafficking
* Juvenile justice
* Child incarceration
* Personal stories of incarceration (poetry and short stories welcome)

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than October 17, 2014.

Luana Ross, Guest Editor AICRJ
Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Box 354345, Padelford Hall ¡ University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98117 ¡ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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