Law, Justice, and Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma-A Genealogy

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McCallum, David ORCID: 0000-0001-8247-6608 (2021) Law, Justice, and Indigenous Intergenerational Trauma-A Genealogy. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10 (4). ISSN 2202-7998


Aboriginal Australians experience trauma that is linked to continuing colonising practices in the present, and which are also reproduced throughout the more than 230 years of colonisation. Intergeneration trauma intersects with the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the welfare and justice systems. This paper examines evidence of the relations between trauma and colonialising practices imposed on Indigenous peoples, as past and present conditions leading to intergenerational trauma. Historical and present-day conditions affecting Aboriginal children and families are shown to set in place the conditions producing trauma over time.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.5204/ijcjsd.2121
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Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4505 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community
Current > Division/Research > Moondani Balluk
Keywords Indigenous peoples’ engagement, policing, justice, welfare system, colonisers , colonising practices
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