Indigenous Incarceration: The Violence of Colonial Law and Justice

THE VIOLENCE OF INCARCERATION, pp. 209-224, P. Scraton, J. McCulloch, eds., Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2009

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2011-3

15 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 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 7, 2011

Abstract

This chapter explores the issue of violence in relation to Indigenous people. The over-representation of Indigenous people in criminal justice systems is an international phenomenon. The social, economic, health and educational status of Indigenous peoples are indicative of the most marginalised groups globally. There is also a particular resonance between the experience of Indigenous people in Australia with those in other ‘settler’ countries of Canada, New Zealand and the United States. This chapter is specifically focused on the violence of incarceration for Indigenous people in Australia.

Keywords: Indigenous People, Australia

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Indigenous Incarceration: The Violence of Colonial Law and Justice (January 7, 2011). THE VIOLENCE OF INCARCERATION, pp. 209-224, P. Scraton, J. McCulloch, eds., Routledge Taylor and Francis Group, 2009; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2011-3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1739351

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

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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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