Marianne Nielsen

Marianne Nielsen Professor
Northern Arizona University
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Blg 65 Rm #315
Phone: 928-523-6512

Interests

  • Indigenous people, crime and justice
  • Crime, criminal justice and the media
  • Criminal justice organizations


Education

PhD University of Alberta 1993
MA University of Alberta 1979
BA (Hon) University of Calgary 1974

Academic interests and affiliations

I do research in the area of Native Americans, the criminal justice system and social justice, and have expanded this to investigate comparative Indigenous justice issues in other countries, mainly Canada, Australia and New Zealand. I think it is important that the latest research on Indigenous justice is available to the public which is why I have edited four books: “Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Justice”, “Native Americans, Crime and Criminal Justice” and “Criminal Justice in Native America” (all edited with Robert A. Silverman) and Navajo Nation Peacemaking (edited with James W. Zion), and will have a book series appearing soon on “Indigenous Justice” (edited with Karen Jarratt-Snider). I've also had numerous journal articles and book chapters published. Because of this interest, I teach a graduate course on “World Indigenous Peoples and Justice” and our undergraduate courses on “Native Americans, Crime and Justice” and “Investigating Difference”.  I also do research and teach at the graduate level on the structure, operation and ideologies of criminal justice organizations. My other teaching interests are primarily in the area of media and crime. I teach an undergraduate course on “Hollywood and the Social Construction of Crime and Justice” because I love movies!


Selected recent publications and projects

  • Nielsen, Marianne O. 2016. “Aboriginal Healing Lodges in Canada: Still Going Strong? Still Worth Implementing in the USA?” The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law 48/2: 322-345. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07329113.2016.1157377 
  • Barbara Heather and Marianne O. Nielsen. 2015. “(Dis)armed Friendship:  Impacts of Colonial Ideology on Early Quaker Attitudes toward American Indians.” Culture and Religion 16 (3): 308-326.
  • Barbara Heather and Marianne O. Nielsen. 2013. “Quaker Ideology, Colonialism and American Indian Education.” Culture and Religion 14/3: 1-16.
  • Marianne O. Nielsen and Samantha Brown. 2012. “Beyond Justice: What Makes an Indigenous Justice Organization?” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 36/2: 47-73.
  • Marianne O. Nielsen and Robert A. Silverman (Eds.) 2009. Criminal Justice in Native America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Marianne O. Nielsen, Lynn Jones, and Barbara Perry. 2009.“Introduction: Investigating Difference” pp. 2-9 in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, Second Edition edited by the Northern Arizona University Criminal Justice Collective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Marianne O. Nielsen and Rebecca Maniglia. 2009.“Talking Through Our Differences” pp. 39-53 in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, Second Edition edited by the Northern Arizona University Criminal Justice Collective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Marianne O. Nielsen and Linda Robyn. 2009. “Stolen Lands, Stolen Lives: Native Americans and Criminal Justice” pp. 74-87 in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, Second Edition edited by the Northern Arizona University Criminal Justice Collective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
  • Lynn Jones, Barbara Perry and Marianne O. Nielsen. 2009. “Reinvestigating Difference” pp. 286-300 in Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice, Second Edition edited by the Northern Arizona University Criminal Justice Collective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.