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The Resource Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice, Harry Blagg

Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice, Harry Blagg

Label
Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice
Title
Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice
Statement of responsibility
Harry Blagg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Crime, Aboriginality and the Decolonisation of Justice explores contemporary strategies which might diminish the extraordinary levels of imprisonment and victimisation suffered by Aboriginal people in Australia. The book argues that enhancing Aboriginal ownership and control over justice and justice-related processes is a key factor and focuses on ways this can be achieved. It explores the potential for 'hybrid' initiatives in the complex 'liminal' space between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal domains, for example Aboriginal community/night patrols, community justice groups, healing centres and Aboriginal courts. Harry Blagg disputes the relevance of the western, urban, criminological paradigm to the Aboriginal domain, and questions the application of both contemporary innovations such as restorative justice and mainstream models of policing. He also refutes allegations that Aboriginal customary laws condone violence against women and children, pointing to the wealth of research to the contrary, and suggests these laws contain considerable potential for renewal and healing."
Cataloging source
ANL
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Blagg, Harry
Dewey number
340.5294
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Restorative justice
  • Youth, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Customary law
Target audience
general
Label
Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice, Harry Blagg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 208-225
Contents
Introduction: decolonising criminology -- Criminal justice as waste management: modernity and its shadow -- Aboriginal youth: culture, resistance and the dynamics of self-destruction -- Restorative justice: a good idea whose time has gone? -- Aboriginal police and policing -- Aboriginal self-policing initiatives -- Silenced in court: Aboriginal people and the courts -- Family violence -- Aboriginal customary law: from denial to recognition -- Aboriginal customary law: from recognition to abolition? -- Governance from below: community justice mechanisms, crime and disorder -- Concluding comments: moving forwards
Control code
000042632836
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 232 p.
Isbn
9781876067199
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice, Harry Blagg
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 208-225
Contents
Introduction: decolonising criminology -- Criminal justice as waste management: modernity and its shadow -- Aboriginal youth: culture, resistance and the dynamics of self-destruction -- Restorative justice: a good idea whose time has gone? -- Aboriginal police and policing -- Aboriginal self-policing initiatives -- Silenced in court: Aboriginal people and the courts -- Family violence -- Aboriginal customary law: from denial to recognition -- Aboriginal customary law: from recognition to abolition? -- Governance from below: community justice mechanisms, crime and disorder -- Concluding comments: moving forwards
Control code
000042632836
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 232 p.
Isbn
9781876067199
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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