Law & Justice

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  • (2007) Cunneen, Chris; Poynting, S.; Morgan, G.
    Book Chapter
    This chapter explores how the economics of news production, and the news values of the media, align with the interests of politicians in representing riots in Indigenous communities as the product of irrationality, lawlessness, or passive victimhood. This chapter also documents the failure of politicans and journalists to acknowledge the role that Indigenous community anger at deaths in custody, and perceived injustices by the police, have played in these riots and demonstrations.

  • (2007) Cunneen, Chris; Parmentier, S.; Weitekamp, E. G. M.
    Book Chapter
    The bulk of criminological research in relation to Indigenous people has been narrowly confined to "Indigenous crime" and traditionally sees state criminal justice responses as the more or less technical application of laws, policies and procedures to control crime. Most government-employed "administrative" criminologists steer as far away as possible from the issue of human rights. This chapter argues that bringing a human rights perspective to criminology and Indigenous people is an important task. It opens up a new level of research, analysis and theory building, and can directly contribute to identifying and remedying human rights abuses.

  • (2008) Cunneen, Chris; Anthony, T.; Cunneen, C.
    Book Chapter
    This chapter outlines some of the key issues that have emerged in critiques of restorative justice. Finding answers to these criticisms is an important part of developing restorative justice practice and theory in a way that is sensitive to issues of social justice and political transformation. It is important to recognise that many progressive political activists see restorative justice as a preferable policy alternative to more punitive criminal justice approaches. The question is whether restorative justice can actually live up to their expectations.

  • (2008) Cunneen, Chris; Nakata, M.; Howells, K.
    Book Chapter
    This paper argues that the current direction of the criminal justice system is crimogenic to the extent that it compounds Indigenous anger. The paper explores how the criminal justice system may be part of the problem rather then the solution to Indigenous anger, and consequently Indigenous crime.

  • (2008) Cunneen, Chris; Day, Andrew; Nakata, Martin; Howells, Kevin
    Book Chapter
    This article contents that the Australian criminal justice system is crimogenic to the extent that it fosters and compounds Indigenous anger. It explores a range of issues, including violence and deaths in custody, in light of the institutional, political and historical factors that shape the criminal justice justice system, and their relationship to Indigenous anger.

  • (2009) Cunneen, Chris; Scraton, Phil; McCulloch, Jude
    Book Chapter
    This chapter focuses on the violence of incarceration for Indigenous people in Australia. The chapter uses a broad concept of violence that includes overt physical violence, ill-treatment, and the failure to exercise a reasonable duty of care. These issues are explored in relation to Australia’s history of colonial dispossession and control, and the relationship between the violence of incarceration and Indigenous dispossession from land and denial of sovereignty.

  • (2008) Cunneen, Chris; Monahan, Geoff; Young, L
    Book Chapter
    The purpose of this chapter is to provide a broad overview of the relationship between young people and juvenile justice systems in Australia. It describes the body of legislation and regulations that govern interactions between criminal justice institutions and young people, and the transitions of young people in and out of the criminal justice system.