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The Routledge International Handbook on Decolonizing Justice

Chris Cunneen, Antje Deckert, Amanda Porter, Juan Tauri, Robert Webb


The Routledge International Handbook on Decolonizing Justice focuses on the growing worldwide movement aimed at decolonizing state policies and practices, and various disciplinary knowledges including criminology, social work and law. The collection of original chapters brings together cutting-edge, politically engaged work from a diverse group of writers who take as a starting point an analysis founded in a decolonizing, decolonial and/or Indigenous standpoint. Centering the perspectives of Black, First Nations and other racialized and minoritized peoples, the book makes an internationally significant contribution to the literature.

The chapters include analyses of specific decolonization policies and interventions instigated by communities to enhance jurisdictional self-determination; theoretical approaches to decolonization; the importance of research and research ethics as a key foundation of the decolonization process; crucial contemporary issues including deaths in custody, state crime, reparations, and transitional justice; and critical analysis of key institutions of control, including police, courts, corrections, child protection systems and other forms of carcerality.

The handbook is divided into five sections which reflect the breadth of the decolonizing literature:

• Why decolonization? From the personal to the global

• State terror and violence

• Abolishing the carceral

• Transforming and decolonizing justice

• Disrupting epistemic violence

This book offers a comprehensive and timely resource for activists, students, academics, and those with an interest in Indigenous studies, decolonial and post-colonial studies, criminal legal institutions and criminology. It provides critical commentary and analyses of the major issues for enhancing social justice internationally.

PART I Why decolonization? From the personal to the global  1 Between the lines of land and time Viviane Saleh-Hanna  2 Exposing the complexities of the colonial project Michaela McGuire  3 “Feeding people’s beliefs”: mass media representations of Māori and criminality Angela Moewaka Barnes and Tim McCreanor  4 Girramaa marramarra waluwin: decolonizing social work Sue Green  5 The plastic shamans of restorative justice Juan Tauri  6 Southern disorders: the criminogenesis of neo-imperialism Pablo Ciocchini and Joe Greener  7 Place, borders, and the decolonial Leanne Weber, Robyn Newitt and Claire Loughnan  

PART II State terror and violence  8 Law’s violence: the police killing of Kumanjayi Walker and the trial of Zachary Rolfe Maria Giannacopoulos  9 The criminalization and racialization of Palestinian resistance to settler colonialism Adan Tatour and Lana Tatour  10 Criminalizing Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers in the UK Zoë James  11 Romani people, policing, and penality in Europe Iulius Rostas and Florin Moisă  12 The obsolescence of ‘police brutality’: counterinsurgency in a moment of police reform Dylan Rodríguez  13 Army of the rich Emmy Rākete  14 Algorithms, policing, and race: insights from decolonial and critical algorithm studies Pamela Ugwudike  15 Decolonizing policing in the Gulf Cooperation Council Nabil Ouassini and Arvind Verma  16 Inherited structures and ‘indigenized’ policing in Africa: insights from South Africa and Zimbabwe Tariro Mutongwizo and Nyasha Mutongwizo  17 Policing and imperialism in France and the French empire Florian Bobin  18 Policing Muslims: counter-terrorism and Islamophobia in the UK and Australia Waqas Tufail & Scott Poynting  19 Decolonizing terrorism: racist pre-crime, cheap orientalism, and the Taqiya trap Ahmed Ajil  20 State terror, resistance, and community solidarity: dismantling the police Chris Cunneen  

Part III Abolishing the Carceral  21 Abolition as a decolonial project Debbie Kilroy, Tabitha Lean and Angela Y. Davis  22 Colonial carceral feminism Aya Gruber  23 Both sorry and happy: inquests into Indigenous deaths in custody Sherene H. Razack  24 The quotidian violence of incarcerating Indigenous people in the Canadian state: why reform is not an option for decolonization Vicki Chartrand  25 Disability, race, and the carceral state: toward an inclusive decolonial abolition Simone Rowe and Leanne Dowse  26 ‘Risk’ and the challenges in moving beyond marginalizing frameworks Grace Gordon and Robert Webb  27 The school-to-prison pipeline Nancy A. Heitzeg  28 Seeking justice in (and beyond) colonial carceral archives Ethan Blue  

PART IV Transforming and decolonizing justice  29 Decolonizing First Peoples child welfare Cindy Blackstock, Terri Libesman, Jennifer King, Brittany Mathews and Wendy Hermeston  30 Anti-violence efforts and Native American communities Cheryl Redhorse Bennett  31 Decolonizing family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand Michael Roguski  32 Access to justice in South Africa – Not yet Uhuru but not quite Sisulu: an examination of the decolonizing journey from colonial-apartheid rule Jackie Dugard and Nompumelelo Seme  33 Indigenous sentencing courts and Gladue reports Elena Marchetti, Valmaine Toki and Johnathan Rudin 34 Decolonizing restorative justice Alana Abramson and Muhammad Asadullah  35 Colonialism and penality Mark Brown  36 Decolonizing criminal law in India Rishika Sahgal  37 Transitional justice and decolonization Augustine Park  38 First, they took the land: decolonizing nature to decolonize society David Rodrîguez Goyes  39 Decolonizing genocide Andrew Woolford  

PART V Disrupting epistemic violence  40 The decolonization paradigm in criminology Biko Agozino  41 Black criminology Coretta Phillips  42 Decolonial criminology: oxymoron for necrocapitalism, racial capitalism, and the westernization of the professoriate Wesley Crichlow  43 Mis-education of the critical criminologist: theory, meta-curriculum of onto-epistemology, and the myth decolonization Tamari Kitossa  44 Neocolonial practices and narratives in criminological research Antje Deckert  45 Decolonizing criminological research methodologies: cognition, commitment, and conduct Michael A. Guerzoni & Maggie Walter  46 Decolonizing criminology theories by centring First Nations praxis and knowledges Thalia Anthony, Harry Blagg, Carly Stanley & Keenan Mundine  47 Tackling whiteness as a decolonizing task in contemporary criminology Rod Earle