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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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Indigenous Crimes and Settler Law: White Sovereignty After Empire


ISBN13: 9780230316508
Published: August 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00



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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.

Subjects:
Criminal Law, Legal History
Contents:
Troublesome Friends and Dangerous Enemies'
Amenable to the Law
The Exercise of Jurisdiction
A Question of Custom
Equality Before the Law
Towards Formal Recognition
'Benign Pessimism': A National Emergency
Conclusion