Criminology, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples

CRIME AND HUMAN RIGHTS, S. Parmentier, E.G.M. Weitekamp, eds, Elsevier, pp. 239-263

Posted: 29 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: 2007

Abstract

The bulk of criminological research in relation to Indigenous people has been narrowly confined to "Indigenous crime" and traditionally sees state criminal justice responses as the more or less technical application of laws, policies and procedures to control crime. Most government-employed "administrative" criminologists steer as far away as possible from the issue of human rights.

This chapter argues that bringing a human rights perspective to criminology and Indigenous people is an important task. It opens up a new level of research, analysis and theory building, and can directly contribute to identifying and remedying human rights abuses.

Keywords: criminology, human rights, indigenous peoples

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Criminology, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples (2007). CRIME AND HUMAN RIGHTS, S. Parmentier, E.G.M. Weitekamp, eds, Elsevier, pp. 239-263. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1333958

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 )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

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Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

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