Indigenous Incarceration: The Violence of Colonial Law and Justice

THE VIOLENCE OF INCARCERATION, P. Scraton & J. McCulloch, eds., pp. 209-224, Oxford, 2009

Posted: 26 Jan 2009

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Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

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Date Written: 2009

Abstract

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: K14

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Indigenous Incarceration: The Violence of Colonial Law and Justice (2009). THE VIOLENCE OF INCARCERATION, P. Scraton & J. McCulloch, eds., pp. 209-224, Oxford, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1332826

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

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University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences ( email )

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James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

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Cairns, Queensland 4870
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