Decolonizing criminology theories by centring First Nations praxis and knowledges

Thalia Anthony, Harry Blagg, Carly Stanley, Keenan Mundine

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This chapter discusses how decolonizing criminological theories must be rooted in a praxis of First Nations change making and knowledges to disrupt dominant epistemologies. Through the activist prism of First Nations organization Deadly Connections, this chapter reveals three prongs of decolonizing criminological theory: (1) post-disciplinarity that centres First Nations knowledges and ways of doing rather than Western theory; (2) trans-disciplinarity that extends criminology’s sole concern with penal institutions to related institutions and disciplines that work within the same colonial-carceral logics (e.g., child protection, psychiatric facilities); (3) anti-disciplinarity that criticizes criminology and the carceral institutions it upholds.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge International Handbook on Decolonizing Justice
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781003176619
ISBN (Print)9781032009773
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2023


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