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Indigenous Criminology

Brisman, A., Carrabine, E. and South, N. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, Milton Park. ISBN 9781138819009, pp. 306-310

7 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2018  

Chris Cunneen

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

Juan Tauri

Independent

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Date Written: July 1, 2017

Abstract

After centuries of colonisation, Indigenous peoples in the settler colonial states, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA, experience profound socio-economic disadvantage and political marginalisation. Nowhere is the impact of colonialism more obvious than with Indigenous peoples’ encounters with criminal justice which are typically characterised by high rates of victimisation, arrest, conviction and imprisonment. This chapter explores an Indigenous approach to criminological inquiry which has emerged within settler colonial contexts, partly in response to the perceived weaknesses and bias of the policy sector and the mainstream criminological approaches.

Keywords: indigenous criminology, criminological theories

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris and Tauri, Juan, Indigenous Criminology (July 1, 2017). Brisman, A., Carrabine, E. and South, N. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Criminological Theory and Concepts, Routledge, Milton Park. ISBN 9781138819009, pp. 306-310. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3094054

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

PO Box 6811
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

Juan Tauri

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

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