Reflections on Criminal Justice Policy Since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Cunneen, Chris en_US
dc.contributor.other Gillespie, N. en_US 2021-11-25T13:09:47Z 2021-11-25T13:09:47Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract The long list of shocking cases of Aboriginal deaths in custody exposed by the Royal Commission provided a public understanding of the processes of racism in the criminal justice system and Australian society more generally. The stories of the deaths in custody were the incontrovertible stories of institutional racism, of human tragedy and monumental inhumanity. Some cases showed profound callousness, others simple indifference. The current tragedy is that so many of the circumstances leading to deaths in custody, and identified by the RCADIC, are still routine occurrences. At the broadest level, the political conditions of the late 1990s and the new century have not been conducive in Australia to effective reform of the criminal justice system. There is little doubt that we have moved into a more punitive period in relation to criminal justice responses, and whatever impetus there was to reform in the early 1990s has largely evaporated. We see this drift into ‘law and order’ responses manifested in a range of areas including increased police powers, ‘zero tolerance’ style laws which increase the use of arrest for minor offences, greater levels of bail refusal and longer periods of imprisonment for a range of offences. However, on the positive side there has been a renaissance in Indigenous justice institutions. These provide the potential for significant change in the criminal justice system, and an opportunity for greater recognition of the aspirations of Indigenous people. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780977599424 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement Inc. en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Indigenous en_US
dc.subject.other Royal Commission en_US
dc.subject.other Deaths in Custody en_US
dc.subject.other Indigenous Law (390110) en_US
dc.subject.other Human Rights (390303) en_US
dc.subject.other Law and Society (390305) en_US
dc.subject.other Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (390403) en_US
dc.title Reflections on Criminal Justice Policy Since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.accessRights.uri Adelaide en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Law & Justice
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 135-146 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartoftitle Reflections : 40 years on from the 1967 referendum en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Cunneen, Chris, Faculty of Law, UNSW en_US
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