This chapter considers images of crime and law, and what we, through the lens of cultural criminology, might learn of the nature and experiences of crime represented through the image. The images considered in this chapter are particular: Australian Aboriginal art. These artworks function on two levels, as an expression of Aboriginal law and, more extensively, as a critique of the imposed colonial law. Both in traditional and contemporary society, Aboriginal art is a powerful medium for expressing Aboriginal law and culture.
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Chris Cunneen, "Framing the Crimes of Colonialism: Critical Images of Aboriginal Art and Law" (January 2011). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2011. Working Paper 5.