Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160100303 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Prof Suvendrini Perera; Prof Joseph Pugliese; Prof Sherene Razack; Prof Jonathan Inda; Prof Dr Marianne Franklin

Brief description This project seeks new ways to document, understand and respond to the critical issue of racialised deaths in sites of state custody such as police cells, prisons and immigration detention centres. It plans to examine the conditions under which Indigenous and border-related deaths occur, and to explore how legal and social accountability for them is assigned. Moving away from individual national contexts, it seeks to identify and map, at global as well as local levels, the shared institutional practices, technologies and explanatory frameworks that characterise custodial deaths in the key settler states of Australia, Canada and the United States. This may inform policy-making with the aim of preventing deaths in custody.

Funding Amount $444,984

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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