Indigenous incarceration: the violence of colonial law and justice

Cunneen, Chris (2009) Indigenous incarceration: the violence of colonial law and justice. In: Scraton, Phil, and McCulloch, Jude, (eds.) The Violence of Incarceration. Routledge Advances in Criminology . Routledge, London, UK, pp. 209-224.

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[Extract] This chapter explores the issue of violence in relation to Indigenous people. The over-representation of Indigenous people in criminal justice systems is an international phenomenon. The social, economic, health and educational status of Indigenous peoples are indicative of the most marginalised groups globally. There is also a particular resonance between the experience of Indigenous people in Australia with those in other 'settler' countries of Canada, New Zealand and the United States. This chapter is specifically focused on the violence of incarceration for Indigenous people in Australia.

Item ID: 15448
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-415-96313-8
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2011 00:30
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 40%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues @ 60%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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