The subject focuses on a number of issues impacting on contemporary relations between police and Indigenous Australians, with a view to understanding relevant causal factors and identifying relevant responses. Attention will be paid to the historical relations between police and Indigenous Australians, and the role of government in structuring relations between Indigenous Australians and police. Current policing policies and initiatives will also be considered. Specific points of focus include the policing of Indigenous women, the criminalisation of Indigenous Australians, institutional and personal racism, and police culture and decision-making.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
- The effect of colonisation on contemporary policing of Indigenous Australians
- Formal and substantive justice
- Policing and the Stolen Generations
- Institutional and personal racism
- The criminalisation of Indigenous Australians
- Over policing and zero tolerance in relation to Indigenous Australians
- Police culture and decision-making
- Policing Indigenous women
- Policing public space
- Contemporary policing policies related to policing Indigenous people
- Contemporary Indigenous initiatives in policing
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.