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dc.contributor.authorFinnane, Marken_US
dc.contributor.editorRichard Broome Diane Kirkbyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T22:42:21Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T22:42:21Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2013-05-30T01:23:34Z
dc.identifier.issn1031-461Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41848
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the hidden history of criminal justice in late colonial Australia by focussing on Aboriginal inter-se offending. Most Aboriginal defendants appearing in late colonial criminal courts were prosecuted for violent crimes against other Aboriginal people. The article explores how common such cases were and the degree to which the acknowledgment of cultural difference affected justice process and outcomes. The frequent invocation of ‘custom’ commonly led juries to recommend the mercy of the Crown to those Aboriginal defendants found guilty of committing a homicide. I argue that ‘custom’ was increasingly used by settler judicial processes as a shorthand way of explaining what was otherwise seen as unexplainable. In the twentieth century ‘custom’ would receive greater attention through the development of jurisprudence and policy around the idea of customary law.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent146671 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1031461X.2011.560610en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom244en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto259en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Historical Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAustralian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210301en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210303en_US
dc.titleSettler Justice and Aboriginal Homicide in Late Colonial Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionJournal Articles (Refereed Article)en_US
dc.type.codec1en_US
gro.facultyArts, Education and Lawen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Routledge. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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