Police Violence: The Case of Indigenous Australians

Sturmey, P. (ed) The Wiley Handbook on Violence and Aggression, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. ISBN 9781119057550

13 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2018

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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: November 1, 2017

Abstract

This chapter analyses police violence in relation to Indigenous people in Australia. It utilizes a broad concept of violence to include physical violence, and other forms of ill-treatment. Such an approach is consistent with international human rights standards. An important part of the consideration of police violence includes reference to obligations to provide a duty of care to those in custody. The policing of Indigenous people and the use of violence in contextualised within a broader framework of colonial relations.

Keywords: police violence; Indigenous; Aborigines people; deaths in custody; duty of care; human rights

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Police Violence: The Case of Indigenous Australians (November 1, 2017). Sturmey, P. (ed) The Wiley Handbook on Violence and Aggression, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey. ISBN 9781119057550. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3093724

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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