Decolonising Indigenous victimisation

Cunneen, Chris, and Rowe, Simone (2015) Decolonising Indigenous victimisation. In: Wilson, Dean, and Ross, Stuart, (eds.) Crime, Victims and Policy: international contexts, local experiences. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 10-32.

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Abstract

[Extract] This chapter is part of a broader project we refer to as the 'penal/colonial complex'; a project that seeks to delineate, de-centre and challenge the dominant mechanisms through which law, policy and practice continue to subjugate Indigenous peoples, their cultures and knowledges. We see the need to de-centre victimology at both a theoretical and policy level as an important component of the broader project. Our intentions in this chapter are fivefold: to consider the current status of the victimisation (and, we argue, concomitant criminalisation) of Indigenous peoples in postcolonial western settler societies; to establish the limitations of Eurocentric victimological approaches to understanding this phenomenon; to clarify how an alternative critical Indigenous analytic framework can transgress these limitations; to contrast Indigenous and state policy responses to Indigenous victimisation; and thereby establish the analytical and decolonising significance of critical Indigenous approaches.

Item ID: 37309
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-137-38392-1
Keywords: decolonisation; Indigenous victimisation; Indigenous criminalisation; critical Indigenous approaches
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2015 02:56
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 20%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180102 Access to Justice @ 40%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 40%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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