The search for justice

Judy Atkinson
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): 566.

Widely published, Harry Blagg is one of Australia’s eminent researchers on criminal justice in Aboriginal communities. His Crime, Aboriginality and the decolonisation of justice is both confronting and thought provoking. Every page had me thinking that people who work in the health sector should read this book. There are such parallels. While Blagg does not specifically write about health, I became more and more aware of the dynamic interaction between justice and health — ill health and crime.

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  • Judy Atkinson

  • Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW



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