Criminology in Australia: A global south perspective

Elaine Fishwick, Marinella Marmo

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    The modern nation state of Australia has a penal colonial past that shapes contemporary criminal justice practices and increasingly informs criminological knowledge. This chapter discusses the impact of Australia’s colonial legacy on the development of criminology as a discipline and traces the emergence of a strong critical and engaged academic community. The chapter also explores the continuing bonds of Australian criminology with the English-speaking metropole and calls for it to begin to forge strong links with the countries of the Asian and Pacific region in which it is geographically located.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Handbook of the History and Philosophy of Criminology
    EditorsRuth Ann Triplett
    Place of PublicationHoboken
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9781119011385
    ISBN (Print)9781119011354
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2017

    Publication series

    NameWiley Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice


    • Australia
    • Colonial criminology
    • Metropole
    • Postcolonialism
    • Securitization
    • Stolen generation


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