Crime, aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice / Harry Blagg
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- Blagg, Harry
- Annandale, N.S.W. : Hawkins Press, 2008
- vi, 232 p. : charts, 23 cm.
"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."--Provided by publisher.
- Includes index.
- Bibliography: p. 208-225.
- Restorative justice -- Australia
- Aboriginal Australians -- Criminal justice system
- Criminal justice, Administration of -- Australia
- Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc
- Customary law -- Australia
- Law - Relation to Anglo Australian law
- Law - Legal system - Courts
- Law enforcement - Criminal law and procedure - Juvenile justice
- Law enforcement - Police
- Law enforcement - Criminal law and procedure
- Law - Indigenous
- Crime - Rehabilitation
- Community organisations - Patrols
- Law enforcement - Community justice
- Family - Violence
- Law enforcement - Police - Community policing
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