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Punishment: Two decades of penal expansionism and its effects on indigenous imprisonment

Australian Indigenous Law Review
Volume 15 Issue 1 (2011)

Abstract: There was optimism at the time of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ('RCADIC') that Indigenous imprisonment rates would be reduced. Indeed a core finding of the Commission had been the need to reduce Indigenous custody and imprisonment, and the consequent overrepresentation of Indigenous people, as a way of addressing the large number of Indigenous deaths in custody. However, over the last two decades Indigenous imprisonment rates have grown significantly rather than declined.

To cite this article: Cunneen, Chris. Punishment: Two decades of penal expansionism and its effects on indigenous imprisonment [online]. Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011: 8-17. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=271919191775923;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1835-0186. [cited 05 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Cunneen, Chris; Source: Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2011: 8-17 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1835-0186 Subject: Australia. Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody; Prisoners--Death; Government policy; Criminal justice, Administration of; Neoliberalism; Prisoners, Aboriginal Australian; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Professor of Justice and Social Inclusion, Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Database: Indigenous Collection