Policing in Indigenous Communities

POLICE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, M. Mitchell and J. Casey, eds., Leichhardt, pp. 231-243, Federation Press, 2007

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2008-25

13 Pages Posted: 28 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

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Policing in Indigenous communities is an issue that demands attention to a range of broad political, socio-economic, cultural and historical contexts, as well as the more mundane matters of police operational concern. Given the complexity of the topic, this chapter will be selective and, from necessity, concentrate relatively briefly on a few key themes. They include the following:

*The background to the contemporary relationship between police and Indigenous people. *A discussion of some of the key drivers for reform including the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCADIC), and more recently Aboriginal Justice Advisory Councils (AJACs) and the development of Aboriginal Justice Agreements. *A discussion of some of the key policing approaches specific to Indigenous communities such as Aboriginal liaison officers and Aboriginal community police. *A discussion of some of the key interface issues between police and community including the development of Indigenous community justice mechanisms.

Keywords: Policing, indigenous

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Policing in Indigenous Communities (2007). POLICE LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, M. Mitchell and J. Casey, eds., Leichhardt, pp. 231-243, Federation Press, 2007; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2008-25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1333989

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

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

15 Broadway, Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

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

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

PO Box 6811
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

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