Surveillance, stigma, removal: indigenous child welfare and juvenile justice in the age of neoliberalism

Cunneen, Chris (2016) Surveillance, stigma, removal: indigenous child welfare and juvenile justice in the age of neoliberalism. Australian Indigenous Law Review, 19 (1). pp. 32-45.

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[Extract] This article explores the changes in Indigenous child welfare and juvenile justice in the context of neoliberalism. Neoliberalism is associated with a free market economy involving deregulation, government austerity, free trade and privatisation. One outcome of this has been the greater concentration of wealth and power. This paper is primarily concerned with the values and ideas that underpin neoliberalism. It is argued that neoliberalism has seen a disavowal of colonialism in understanding both child welfare and juvenile justice and is fundamentally assimilationist when it comes to Indigenous people. Two issues in particular stand out when considering the transformation of child welfare and juvenile justice under neoliberalism. The first is the role of managerialism and the related ascendancy of risk-thinking. The second is the rise of responsibilisation and welfare conditionality and its links with criminalisation. Both have led to a growing punitiveness in responses to Indigenous children.

Item ID: 46589
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1835-0186
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 01:21
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 40%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 10%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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