Punishment: Two Decades of Penal Expansionism and its Effects on Indigenous Imprisonment
Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 8-17, 2011
10 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2011
This article examines key political, ideological and institutional factors impacting upon the increase in Indigenous imprisonment rates in Australia over the last two decades since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCADIC). Central issues explored include: the multidimensional and racialized nature of punishment and crime control, the use of imprisonment as a form of governance, the impact of neoliberalism on the reforms envisaged by the RCADIC.
Keywords: indigenous, imprisonment, royal commission into aboriginal deaths in custody, Australia
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