A Leader Emerges: Hopi Tribe Adopts New Criminal Code According to Tribal Law and Order Act Standards

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The Hopi Tribal Council voted to adopt a new criminal code on August 28, thereby scrapping a 1970s version that all but failed to punish sex crimes and limited tribal prosecutors to one-year terms, even for murder. In doing so, the small Arizona tribe emerged as a leader in Indian country when it comes to criminal prosecution...

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Minard, Anne. "A Leader Emerges: Hopi Tribe Adopts New Criminal Code According to Tribal Law and Order Act Standards." Indian Country Today Media Network, September 5, 2012. Article. (https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/a-leader-emerges-hopi..., accessed September 5, 2012)