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Critical Criminological Perspectives

Decolonising Criminology

Imagining Justice in a Postcolonial World

Authors: Blagg, Harry, Anthony, Thalia

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  • Appeals to students and scholars of criminology and socio-legal studies with an interest in colonial and postcolonial societies
  • Provides writing from two experienced scholars with global appeal 
  • Fills a significant gap in contemporary criminology and related literature.
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This book undertakes an exploratory exercise in decolonizing criminology through engaging postcolonial and postdisciplinary perspectives and methodologies. Through its historical and political analysis and place-based case studies, it challenges criminological inquiry by installing colonial structures of power at the centre of the contemporary criminological debate. This work unseats the Western nation-state as the singular point of departure for comparative criminological and socio-legal research. Decolonising Criminology argues that postcolonial and postdisciplinary critique can open up new pathways for criminological investigation. It builds on recent debates in criminology from outside of the Anglosphere. The authors deploy a number of heuristic devices, perspectives and theories generally ignored by criminologists of the Global North and engage perspectives concerned with articulating new decolonised epistemologies of the Global South. This book disputes the view that colonisation is a thing of the past and provides lessons for the Global North. 

About the authors

Harry Blagg is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Justice at The University of Western Australia. He has over twenty years of experience conducting research with Aboriginal people across Australia on justice related issues. He has developed a specific focus on remote communities – particularly in the Kimberly Region of WA and the Northern Territory –  and has been involved in research, consultancy and policy development around community justice, night patrols, men and women’s safe places, youth justice and family violence. 
Thalia Anthony is Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her expertise is in the areas of criminal law and procedure, and Indigenous people and the law, with a particular specialisation in discrimination in the criminal justice system, Indigenous community justice mechanisms and the lived experience of Indigenous women in prisons. She has developed new understandings of the role of criminalisation in governing Indigenous communities. Her research is informed by fieldwork in Indigenous communities and partnerships with Indigenous organisations in Australia and overseas.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Turning Criminology Upside Down

    Pages 1-29

    Blagg, Harry (et al.)

  • Postcolonial Criminology: “The Past Isn’t Over…”

    Pages 31-54

    Blagg, Harry (et al.)

  • “Who Speaks for Place?”

    Pages 55-78

    Blagg, Harry (et al.)

  • Decolonising Criminology Methodologies

    Pages 79-96

    Blagg, Harry (et al.)

  • Borders Are Strange Places: Borders of the State to Boundaries of the Prison

    Pages 97-132

    Blagg, Harry (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decolonising Criminology
Book Subtitle
Imagining Justice in a Postcolonial World
Authors
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53247-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53247-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53246-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 399
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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