The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Financing the smuggling of migrants in Australia” – Andreas Schloenhardt and Thomas Cottrell; “Mandatory jury directions in sexual assault trials in Victoria: Less a model than a cautionary tale?” – Marilyn McMahon and John Willis; and “Enforcing a cone of silence: Difficulties with using criminal law to limit mobile phone use in vehicles in an environment of technological change” – Alex Steel. There is also an editorial on the unprecedented increase in Australian prison numbers and a digest of criminal law cases.
The August 2011 Part of the Criminal Law Journal contains a range of interesting material on various topics related to criminal law in Australia. The first article provides an analysis of whether offences related to electronic transactions should be considered as theft or fraud. The second article considers the scope of the law of manslaughter to respond to deaths at work. There is also a Case and comment section on marital rape, a digest of criminal law cases and Phillips’ brief.