Police Violence: The Case of Indigenous Australians

John Wiley and Sons
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The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression, 2017
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This chapter analyses police violence in relation to Indigenous people in Australia. It utilizes a broad concept of violence to include physical violence, and other forms of ill-treatment. Such an approach is consistent with international human rights standards. An important part of the consideration of police violence includes reference to obligations to provide a duty of care to those in custody. The policing of Indigenous people and the use of violence in contextualised within a broader framework of colonial relations.
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