Indigenous Criminology

Indigenous Criminology

Book review

"Indigenous Criminology is an original and highly impressive, if ambitious, offering. It draws to attention the blind spots, assumptions and biases of criminological inquiries into Indigenous criminal justice issues: their routine neglect of Indigenous perspectives and voices about Indigenous crime and justice, their frequent disavowal of the imperial context which inform crime and justice and their tendency to perpetuate damaging stereotypes and associations between deviancy, criminality and Indigeneity. Although these dominant debates and tendencies within criminology are acknowledged and always a presence, the book is devoted to the refreshing and altogether more original task of imagining what a ‘critical Indigenous criminology’ might look like – one that is built ‘from the ground up’ and that privileges Indigenous voices and perspectives in discussions on Indigenous criminal justice issues (Cunneen & Tauri, 2016, p. 153)”

Porter, A. (2019) Aboriginal sovereignty, ‘crime’ and criminology, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 31:1, 122-142, DOI: 10.1080/10345329.2018.1559747

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