Harry Blagg

Harry Blagg

Harry Blagg is Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean of Research at the Law School, University of Western Australia. He has worked on projects monitoring the recommendations of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Aboriginal Customary Laws, Policing on Indigenous and other marginal youth, Indigenous self-policing initiatives in Australia, the impact of family violence on Indigenous communities, and violence prevention programs for Indigenous communities.

His current research interests include diversionary responses to the problem of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) on Aboriginal communities, integrating Aboriginal and mainstream strategies in providing support for Aboriginal women escaping family violence, court innovations, and the role of Aboriginal women in the creation and maintenance of community self-policing. He has published extensively on these issues, including a number of critiques of ‘restorative justice’ as it impacts on Indigenous people.