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Indigenous Criminology

Chris Cunneen and Juan Tauri


Indigenous Criminology is the first book to explore a distinctly Indigenous approach to criminology. It is based on comparative research across the settler colonial states of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States. The book draws on critical Indigenous and decolonial literature to argue for the importance of prioritising Indigenous knowledge in understanding contemporary Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system. Indigenous Criminology sets out the significance of colonialism as a key foundational concept to developing a critical Indigenous criminolog ... More

Keywords: indigenous criminology, indigenous knowledge, colonialism, policing, sentencing, indigenous women, globalisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447321750
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447321750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chris Cunneen, author
University of New South Wales

Juan Tauri, author
University of Wollongong