Conflict, Politics and Crime: Aboriginal Communities and the Police

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsvii
List of acronymsviii
List of Tablesix
1Introduction1
2The criminalisation of Indigenous people17
Police custody18
Imprisonment21
Juvenile detention23
Explaining Aboriginal offending patterns and     over-representation24
Offending patterns25
The impact of policing on offending29
The law and policing32
Judicial decision-making34
Spatial factors: environment and location36
Cultural difference38
Socioeconomic factors40
Resistance42
Theorising the impact of policing on crime figures43
3The nature of colonial policing46
Dispossession and war police as military49
The intensity of surveillance: police as guardians62
The regulation of personal, familial and social     relations66
Assimilation73
The nature of colonial policing75
4From over-policing to zero tolerance80
Over-policing85
Policing social and cultural life91

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • List of Acronyms viii
  • List of Tables ix
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Criminalisation of Indigenous People 17
  • 3 - The Nature of Colonial Policing 46
  • 4 - From Over-Policing to Zero Tolerance 80
  • 5 - Terror, Violence and the Abuse of Human Rights 106
  • 6 - Police Culture and the Use of Discretion 130
  • 7 - Policing Indigenous Women 157
  • 8 - Governance and the Policing of Contested Space 180
  • 9 - The Reform of Policing Policies 205
  • 10 - Policing and Postcolonial Self-Determination 229
  • Notes 253
  • Bibliography 269
  • Index 295
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