Thursday, September 28, 2006
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) at the US Department of Justice in Washington DC, has awarded a two-year grant to University of Minnesota Law School CrimProf Kevin Washburn and two other professors totaling $1,472,000 for a project entitled, “A Study of the Administration of Justice in Indian Country.” Professor Washburn is a principal investigator along with Professors Carol Goldberg and Duane Champagne at UCLA.
The grant work will begin in earnest late this fall. The project staff will be housed at UCLA. Professor Washburn will help design the research methodology, interpret the data from several hundred interviews, and work to insure that the survey will produce substantive proposals that can make a difference in public policy surrounding these issues.
The proposal was organized around findings from important work previously performed by Professors Goldberg and Champagne, as well as Washburn's recent Michigan Law Review article on structural problems with criminal justice in Indian country. [Mark Godsey]