This subject has been designed to enable students to closely examine the complex relationships between Indigenous Australian peoples and the Australian criminal justice system. This subject applies a sociocultural and historical framework to enable students to critically analyse the impacts of health, education and socio-economics on these complex relationships. Students will critique dominating frameworks of Western approaches to justice, rehabilitation, and recidivism to develop a foundation for practice that is community-driven and culturally responsive. Dimensions of power, class, race and culture in Australian criminal justice will be examined through neo-colonial, decolonising, and critical race theory. Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge of protocols for working with Indigenous Australian peoples in professional contexts.
School of Indigenous Australian Studies
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