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dc.contributor.authorFinnane, Marken_US
dc.contributor.editorStephen Savage and John Carrieren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:32:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:32:24Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.issn01946595en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1006/ijsl.2001.0153en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/3731
dc.description.abstract'Payback' is an Australian Aboriginal English term (also known in Melanesia) commonly understood to refer to a vendetta. Satisfaction of a grievance, such as a death or wife-stealing, may be sought through ritual ceremony, gift-giving, corporal punishment and ordeal, or even killing. Such phenomena, often characterised as vendetta or feud, have been noted by non-Aboriginal observers during most of the period of European colonisation (from 1788). In spite of the presumption of sovereignty that recognises only one law, it is shown that the criminal law in Australia has conceded limits to its reach in dealing with payback. More recently we observe that judicial attitudes have tended to recognise the positive functions of certain forms of payback in resolving conflict and upset in communities. Far from being eradicated by colonisation, payback retains a rationality in Aboriginal communities in a country that is subject to white man's law.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom293en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto310en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of the Sociology of Lawen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume29en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390401en_US
dc.title'Payback', Customary Law and Criminal Law in Colonised Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.date.issued2015-05-05T05:03:40Z
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