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Carter’s Criminal Law of Queensland, 24th edition (2 Volume Set)

ISBN 9781862878952

Author/Module Code: CARPENTER

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Price: $54.00 AUD inc GST


Australia has always made claims to being a just and fair society. It is a land of opportunity, where anyone can make it, and where mateship rather than class underpins social relations. Why is it, then, that our criminal justice system is host to the most disadvantaged and disenfranchised in our community? Why do certain groups of people continue to experience the worst forms of injustice in our society? And why do these injustices continue, despite numerous attempts by researchers and activists to address them?

By exploring the ways in which we think about justice in the wider Australian society, this book considers these questions. As disciplines that have the most to say about justice and injustice, it analyses the contributions of political philosophy and sociology, and examines how their ideas have come to dominate discussion on issues ranging from asylum seeking to homophobic violence. By examining the shared assumptions about justice and injustice that underpin these discussions, this book also charts a course between and beyond these debates, and seeks to engage, challenge, and offer new possibilities for justice in Australian society.

Relevant contemporary social issues like sex trafficking, homelessness, mental illness and Indigenous policing are examined throughout, placed in their historical, social and cultural context, and linked to local, national and global debates. Such analyses examine the broader implications of these criminological, social and legal issues for those excluded from justice in Australian society.


Introduction - Justice in Society
Part I – Thinking About Justice
Justice and Injustice: Stories About Society
Space, Place and Time: Stories about Ourselves
Class, Race and Sex: Stories about Difference
Part 2 – Justice and the Self
Poverty, Power and Justice
Women, Difference and Justice
Indigenous Australians, Othering and Justice
Sexuality, Normalisation and Justice
Young People, Responsibility and Justice
Part 3 – Responding to Injustice
Criminal Law, Equality and Justice
Punishment, Treatment and Justice
Human Rights, Empathy and Justice
Citizenship, Belonging and Justice

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