Indigenous Anger and the Criminogenic Effects of the Criminal Justice System

ANGER AND INDIGENOUS MEN, pp 37-46, A. Day, M. Nakata, K. Howells, eds., Federation Press, 2008

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2011-1

13 Pages Posted: 18 May 2011

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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: January 5, 2011

Abstract

What I intend to argue in this chapter is simple enough: the current direction of the criminal justice system is one that could be regarded as criminogenic to the extent that it fosters and compounds Indigenous anger. Thus what I would like to achieve through the development of this argument is a deeper understanding of the way in which the criminal justice system may be part of the problem (particularly the way it is currently configured) rather than part of the solution to Indigenous anger and consequently Indigenous crime. The criminal justice system is not an ‘excuse’ for Indigenous anger, however it may well be a part of the explanation. The purpose of the chapter is to cast light on the institutional, political and historical factors connected directly to the criminal justice system that cause at least one layer of Indigenous anger.

Keywords: Indigenous Crime, Criminal Justice System, Australia

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Indigenous Anger and the Criminogenic Effects of the Criminal Justice System (January 5, 2011). ANGER AND INDIGENOUS MEN, pp 37-46, A. Day, M. Nakata, K. Howells, eds., Federation Press, 2008; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2011-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1739347

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

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

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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 )

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Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

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