Syed Robayet Ferdous, Assistant Professor & Head, Centre for Legal Research (CLR), Department of Law & Justice, Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Now Graduate Studies Research Scholar, Department of Law, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Repon Khan, Executive Coordinator, Japan International Cooperation System, Japan
B. N. Dulal, Dr, Consultant, B. N. Dulal & Associates, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Aboriginal is the first nation in Canada. Their beliefs and behaviour, culture and tradition, and the socio-economic process are different from traditional contemporary Canadian. Thus they do not believe traditional litigation or win-lose contest of criminal justice process rather prefer the resolution by understanding. The Canadian traditional criminal justice system comes from western approach; therefore, this system is a mismatch with aboriginal traditional culture and value. There is a significant difference between the aboriginal justice process and predominant traditional criminal justice process exist in Canada. Canadian traditional criminal justice system does not acknowledge specialized aboriginal background. As a result, contemporary Canadian criminal justice system cannot ensure the aboriginal’s right. Therefore, the different study shows that the alternative criminal justice system is urgently needed for Canadian aboriginal people. This alternative criminal justice system is referred here as Restorative Justice (RJ) process.
Keywords: Aboriginal, Restorative Justice, Traditional Criminal Justice, Canada.
JEL Classification: K14, K15, K41.
Cite as: Ferdous, S.R., Khan, R., Dulal, B.N. (2018). Application of Restorative Justice Theory in Aboriginal Criminal Justice Process in Canada: An Analysis. Business Ethics and Leadership, 2(1), 61-69. Doi: 10.21272/bel.2(1).61-69.2018
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