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dc.contributor.authorKlippmark, Pauline
dc.contributor.authorCrawley, Karen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-02T00:03:23Z
dc.date.available2018-01-02T00:03:23Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0964-6639
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0964663917734415
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/356043
dc.description.abstractMs Dhu, an Aboriginal woman belonging to the Yamatji nation, died in police custody in South Hedland, Western Australia, in 2014 within 48 hours of being incarcerated for failing to pay fines. The coroner’s report found that both the police force and medical institution failed to discharge the duty of care owed to Ms Dhu, as their behaviour fell below what was expected of someone in their position. However, the coronial inquiry was unable to account for the ways in which state power and possessive sovereignty is invested in the deaths of Indigenous peoples. This article connects Ms Dhu’s life and death to forms of gendered, institutional and structural racism endemic to the Australian settler state. We then turn to examine the possibilities of justice for Ms Dhu through aesthetic attempts to memorialize her in public spaces of the city of Perth, which carry a promise of justice through their ability to challenge the settler-colonial logic that made possible Ms Dhu’s invisible suffering and the lack of accountability for her death.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto21
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial & Legal Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLegal Theory, Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180122
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleJustice for Ms Dhu: Accounting for Indigenous Deaths in Custody in Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Gumurrii Centre
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorCrawley, Karen
gro.griffith.authorKlippmark, Pauline P.


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