Bringing Them Home and the Contemporary Criminalisation of Indigenous Young People

Australia Indigenous Law Review, Special Edition, Vol. 12, pp. 46-54, 2008

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

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This paper provides a brief overview of the last decade in relation to juvenile justice and Indigenous youth. It argues that while there have been some progressive changes these have been generally outweighed by a lack of thoroughgoing commitments to the fundamental reform envisaged by the Bringing Them Home Report. In addition, more punitive approaches to public order and to bail have had particularly negative impacts on Indigenous young people.

Keywords: Criminalisation, indigenous, young people

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Bringing Them Home and the Contemporary Criminalisation of Indigenous Young People (2008). Australia Indigenous Law Review, Special Edition, Vol. 12, pp. 46-54, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1334388

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

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

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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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