Banks, Cyndi

Cyndi Banks is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. She is internationally recognized for her work as a criminologist in the Asia/Pacific region, Bangladesh, Iraq, Sudan and currently in East Timor in international children’s rights, juvenile justice reform and community justice. She has published widely on comparative and cultural criminology, international children’s rights, indigenous incarceration, and professional women justice workers. She has authored five other books and most recently a book on criminal justice ethics.

Alaska Native Juveniles in Detention: A Qualitative Study of Treatment and Resistance
2009 0-7734-4802-0
This in-depth study of a juvenile institution in Alaska explores the issues of power, resistance, treatment, and culture. Based on original research it seeks to establish the mediated place of culture, in this case of Alaska Native cultures, within the examination and assessment of the workings of the institution