Justice for Ms Dhu

  title={Justice for Ms Dhu},
  author={Pauline Klippmark and K. Crawley},
  journal={Social & Legal Studies},
  pages={695 - 715}
  • Pauline Klippmark, K. Crawley
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Social & Legal Studies
  • Ms Dhu, an Aboriginal woman belonging to the Yamatji nation, died in police custody in South Hedland, Western Australia, in 2014 within 48 hours of being incarcerated for failing to pay fines. The coroner’s report found that both the police force and medical institution failed to discharge the duty of care owed to Ms Dhu, as their behaviour fell below what was expected of someone in their position. However, the coronial inquiry was unable to account for the ways in which state power and… CONTINUE READING

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