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
Date Written: November 1, 2017
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
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