xxx ONTARIO REPORTS MAY 17, 2019
Canadian Indigenous Peoples
and Criminal Jury Trials:
Author Brian Manarin states in the Preface, “Indigenous Peoples are
overrepresented in all aspects of the Canadian criminal justice system. Most
dramatic are their rates of incarceration.” He goes on to explain that one
possible way of reducing conviction and incarceration rates is to increase
the fairness and effectiveness of the jury selection process. Manarin then
proceeds to offer an analysis of that process by considering Canadian
jurisprudence and comparing the experiences in this country to those in
England and the United States.
Addresses three primary questions
• Should potential jurors be disqualified due to their criminal antecedents
and what is the impact of such a policy on Indigenous Peoples?
• Does the “challenge for cause” procedure work fairly and effectively for
Indigenous Peoples when attempting to expose partiality?
• Is the “peremptory challenge” option neutral in its application or
potentially discriminatory against Indigenous Peoples?
AVAILABLE JUNE 2019
$95 | Approx. 200 pages
Softcover | ISBN: 9780433500667