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Racism, Discrimination and the Over-representation of Indigenous People in the Criminal Justice System: Some Conceptual and Explanatory Issues

Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Volume 17 Issue 3 (Mar 2006)

Abstract: The paper presented by Weatherburn, Fitzgerald and Hua and the research commissioned by the Equal Opportunity Commissioner of Victoria mainly criticise scholarly explanations of the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The study of racism in the criminal justice system is important for human rights irrespective of whether it has any connection to explaining the over-representation of Indigenous people.

To cite this article: Cunneen, Chris. Racism, Discrimination and the Over-representation of Indigenous People in the Criminal Justice System: Some Conceptual and Explanatory Issues [online]. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 17, No. 3, Mar 2006: [329]-346. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=146249598618777;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1034-5329. [cited 05 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Cunneen, Chris; Source: Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 17, No. 3, Mar 2006: [329]-346 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1034-5329 Subject: Criminology; Indigenous peoples; Race discrimination; Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Affiliation: (1) New South Global Professor of Criminology, Law Faculty, University of NSW, email: c.cunneen@unsw.edu.au

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection