I’m organising an event on ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Indigenous Crime’ at ANU on 28 May. Details over the fold. All welcome.
Monday 28 May 2007
Ross Hohnen Room, Chancelry Bldg
‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Indigenous Crime’
Compared with the non-Indigenous population, Indigenous people are significantly more likely to be the victim of a crime, and more likely to commit a crime. Indigenous people are also substantially more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to harm themselves while in custody.
In recent times, the media has focused attention on domestic violence in Indigenous communities, but many other aspects of crime remain largely ignored. Drawing on the perspectives of history, economics and law, the
discussion will ask: what can social science say about these challenges, and how might policies be better crafted to address them?
* Boyd Hunter, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research
* Tim Rowse, History Program, Research School of Social Sciences
* Jennifer Clarke, ANU College of Law
* Peter Radoll, Director, Jabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre
For more details, please contact Andrew Leigh.
Registration is not required, and there is no fee to attend. Here is a map of the ANU campus.