Indigenous Incarceration: The Violence of Colonial Law and Justice
James Cook University - Cairns Institute; University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law
THE VIOLENCE OF INCARCERATION, P. Scraton & J. McCulloch, eds., pp. 209-224, Oxford, 2009
This chapter focuses on the violence of incarceration for Indigenous people in Australia. The chapter uses a broad concept of violence that includes overt physical violence, ill-treatment, and the failure to exercise a reasonable duty of care. These issues are explored in relation to Australia's history of colonial dispossession and control, and the relationship between the violence of incarceration and Indigenous dispossession from land and denial of sovereignty.
Keywords: Incarceration, Indigenous, Violence, Duty of Care, Dispossession, Criminology
JEL Classification: K14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 26, 2009
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