Accession Number : ADA590073


Title :   What Is the Problem to Which the Answer was Public Law 83-280: How is it Working Out and What Should We Do Next?


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS


Personal Author(s) : Muhr, Margaret


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a590073.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 175


Abstract : This thesis explores the stakeholders' positions in relation to the implementation of Public Law 83-280 (PL 280). PL 280 mandated that states assume jurisdiction on reservation land. The thesis investigates how the uniqueness of this law has caused multi-dimensional problems involving collaborations/partnerships, familiarity with the law, compliance with the law, law enforcement effectiveness and/or impacts, cultural competence, and training/education. The main claim for this thesis is that PL 280 was written as an unfunded mandate without the consent or input from the Tribes, and was enacted without clear guidance for implementation. The thesis investigates whether creation of a best practices model would create a collaborative relationship among Tribes and public safety agencies, communication among multiple disciplines, unified leadership and command regarding an incident, and improvement in all public safety planning. The research identifies the existing relationships between Tribes and the government, what is lacking at an operational level, what training is available, what the challenges have been, and what the next steps should be to improve the implementation of this law.


Descriptors :   *AMERICAN INDIANS , *EMERGENCIES , *FEDERAL LAW , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , *LOCAL GOVERNMENT , *RESPONSE , *STATE GOVERNMENT , CALIFORNIA , COMMUNITY RELATIONS , COOPERATION , CRIMES , CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM , HISTORY , POLICE , PUBLIC OPINION , PUBLIC SAFETY , STATE LAW , SURVEYS , THESES , TRAINING , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE