Policing the Plight of Indigenous Australians: Past Conflicts and Present Challenges

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Title Policing the Plight of Indigenous Australians: Past Conflicts and Present Challenges
Author Mazerolle, Lorraine Ann; Marchetti, Elena Maria; Lindsay, Andrew Harry
Journal Name Journal of Police & Society
Editor Edna Erez, James O. Finckenauer and Peter R. Ibarra
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Israel
Publisher Community & Civil Guard Department, Israel National Police
Abstract In our paper, we address the unique characteristics of Australian society and we examine the nature, complexities and challenges that the police face in policing indigenous communities. We provide a synopsis of the historical context shaping contemporary policing in Australia, and we identify the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody as the landmark inquiry shaping recent reforms in policing. We discuss recent trends and policy initiatives that have emerged since the Royal Commission. In particular, we examine police initiatives to implement community policing, restorative justice processes, recruitment and training programs, diversionary programs, and customary law initiatives and how they relate to the recommendations from the Royal Commission.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/publications/
Volume 2003
Issue Number 7
Page from 75
Page to 102
ISSN 1565-5326
Date Accessioned 2004-03-18
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Subject PRE2009-Criminology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24415
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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