Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

First Nations and organized crime / by Colin Goff.

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Canadian Policing Research Catalogue



Alternate Title

Premières nations et crime organisé.




Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (43, [2] pages)


Author affiliated with University of Winnipeg.
"Research and Evaluation Branch Report, Community, Contract and Aboriginal Policing Services Directorate."
Issued also in French under title: Premières nations et crime organisé.


Aboriginal gangs are prevalent in Manitoba, both in urban areas as well as in First Nation communities. While they are involved in numerous illegal activities, they are not as organized as Outlaw Motorcycle gangs; rather, these gangs tend to be engage in numerous social, as opposed to criminal, activities. However, they do engage in criminal activities, and their actions are a reason for concern for both law enforcement authorities and residents of communities. Future work in this area should study the nature of all aspects of these Aboriginal gangs, particularly as they operate in First Nations communities and how they are connected to gangs in urban areas. A social network analysis of their operations could lead to a greater understanding of their operations and the key players involved, which could lead to more successful crime reduction programs.


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Executive summary -- Introduction -- A brief history of Aboriginal gangs in Manitoba -- Antigang actions: gang prevention, intervention and suppression -- Community-based strategies -- Prevention-based programs -- Intervention-based programs -- Suppression-based programs -- Community-based approaches -- Components of successful community strategies/programs -- Restorative and community justice -- Restorative justice -- Theoretical foundations of restorative justice -- Restorative justice practices -- Community justice practices -- Community-based justice programs -- Conclusion -- References.

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