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    DescriptionIn a break from the contemporary focus on the law's response to inter-racial crime, Heather Douglas and Mark Finnane examine the foundations of criminal law's response to the victimization of one Indigenous person by another. Against the changing background of settler encounters with Australian Indigenous peoples, they show that the question of Indigenous amenability to imported British criminal law in Australia was not resolved in the nineteenth century and remains surprisingly open. Through a study of the policing and prosecution of Indigenous homicide, the book demonstrates how criminal law is consistently framed as the key test of sovereignty, whatever the challenges faced in effecting its jurisdiction. Drawing on a wealth of archival and case material, the authors conclude that settlers and Indigenous peoples still live in the shadow of empire, yet to reach an understanding of each other.


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    Title
    Indigenous Crime and Settler Law
    Subtitle
    White Sovereignty After Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heather Douglas, By (author) Mark Finnane
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 280
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230316508
    ISBN 10: 0230316506
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000, LAW027000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    Abridged Dewey: 345
    BIC subject category V2: LNFJ
    B&T Approval Code: A31850000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    B&T Approval Code: A39300000
    BIC subject category V2: 1MBF
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026020
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC23: 342.940872
    LC classification: KU519.I64 D68 2012
    Thema V1.0: JBSL11, LNFJ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1MBF
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5PB-AU-A
    Illustrations note
    1 maps
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    18 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    HEATHER DOUGLAS is a professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. MARK FINNANE is ARC Australian Professorial Fellow and Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia.
    Review quote
    "Heather Douglas and Mark Finnane expose the myth of 'perfect sovereignty' in Australia in this important book. Their meticulous historical study demonstrates that although, according to international law, the English acquired sovereignty over the entire continent upon settlement...the exertion of sovereignty and the exercise of criminal jurisdiction over Indigenous people has been, in practice, uneven, piecemeal and imperfect." - Tanya Mitchell, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Volume 25 Number 2
    Table of contents
    Introduction: Histories '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: Sovereignties