Explaining Missing and Murdered: Initial Findings
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Missing and murdered Indigenous people (MMIP) is a historical concern gaining recent public attention in the United States. Despite the increased media attention, there is very little information and systematic research examining the problem. The purpose of this study is to understand the ways Indigenous people are targeted for violent crimes in order to suggest policy changes and support efforts of Native communities throughout the state of South Dakota. An initial set of in-person focus groups were conducted to explore various topics contributing to the problem. Questions ranged from topics centered around colonialism, jurisdictional complications, victimization and more. Findings from the initial focus group data will be discussed.
Doering, Anna, "Explaining Missing and Murdered: Initial Findings" (2020). IdeaFest. 168.