Indigenous Crime and Settler Law: White Sovereignty after Empire

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byHeather Douglas, Mark Finnane

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In a break from the contemporary focus on the law's response to inter-racial crime, the authors examine the law's approach to the victimization of one Indigenous person by another. Drawing on a wealth of archival material relating to homicides in Australia, they conclude that settlers and Indigenous peoples still live in the shadow of empire.

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In a break from the contemporary focus on the law's response to inter-racial crime, the authors examine the law's approach to the victimization of one Indigenous person by another. Drawing on a wealth of archival material relating to homicides in Australia, they conclude that settlers and Indigenous peoples still live in the shadow of ...

HEATHER DOUGLAS is an associate professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. MARK FINNANE is ARC Australian Professorial Fellow and Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.56 × 6.38 × 0.8 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230316506

ISBN - 13:9780230316508

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Histories

'Troublesome Friends and Dangerous Enemies'
Amenable to the Law
The Exercise of Jurisdiction
A Question of Custom
Equality Before the Law
Towards Formal Recognition
'Benign Pessimism': A National Emergency
Conclusion: Sovereignties