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Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies

Indigenous Crime and Settler Law

White Sovereignty after Empire

Authors: Douglas, H., Finnane, M.

  • Subject matter of global historic significance
  • Interdisciplinary crosses law and the political and social sciences
  • The authors are wellknown in this field
  • Strong international appeal
  • Draws on unpublished archival research and unreported cases
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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.

About the authors

HEATHER DOUGLAS is a 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.

Reviews

"Heather Douglas and Mark Finnane expose the myth of 'perfect sovereignty' in Australia in this important book. Their meticulous historical study demonstrates that although, according to international law, the English acquired sovereignty over the entire continent upon settlement...the exertion of sovereignty and the exercise of criminal jurisdiction over Indigenous people has been, in practice, uneven, piecemeal and imperfect." - Tanya Mitchell, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Volume 25 Number 2

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Histories

    Douglas, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • ‘Troublesome Friends and Dangerous Enemies’

    Douglas, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 13-34

  • Amenable to the Law

    Douglas, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 35-64

  • The Exercise of Jurisdiction

    Douglas, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 65-88

  • A Question of Custom

    Douglas, Heather (et al.)

    Pages 89-120

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $112.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-31650-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indigenous Crime and Settler Law
Book Subtitle
White Sovereignty after Empire
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Socio-Legal Studies
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28498-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137284983
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-31650-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 280
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