Indigenous peoples and criminal justice in Australia

Cunneen, Chris, and Porter, Antje (2017) Indigenous peoples and criminal justice in Australia. In: Deckert, Antje, and Sarre, Rick, (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 667-682.

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Abstract

The authors of this chapter contextualise crime and criminal justice within Australian colonial history. They map the development of Aboriginal criminology in Australia and cover key themes that have disproportionately affected Indigenous peoples such as over-policing, lack of access to justice in the neoliberal context, incarceration, and deaths in custody. Finally, the authors reflect on Indigenous experiences of criminal justice, and various processes that challenge contemporary justice interventions, including Indigenous courts, night patrols, and community justice initiatives. The authors conclude by considering the possibilities of an Indigenous criminology.

Item ID: 52052
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-319-55746-5
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 00:46
FoR Codes: 48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4805 Legal systems > 480501 Access to justice @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4505 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community > 450518 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the law @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 100%
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