The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Ten years of public nuisance in Queensland” – Tamara Walsh; “An analysis of the courts’ assessment of problem gambling in sentencing” – Luke D Neal; and “Penalties and punishment: People smugglers before Australian courts” – Andreas Schloenhardt and Colin Craig. Also in this Part is an editorial on the current Australian position under McAuliffe v The Queen, contrasted with the recently revised approach in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen  UKSC 8;  UKPC 7; Case and Comment: “Undoing a ‘wrong turn’: The implications of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen for the doctrine of extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Sarah Pitney; Book Review: “Road Safety Law Victoria” by Greg Connellan, Kerryn Cockroft and Kyle McDonald – reviewed by Paul Holdenson QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
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 last Part of Volume 33 of The Queensland Lawyer includes an article by Andreas Schloenhardt and Eloise Gluer which explores and outlines the background, evolution, and rationale of the defence of provocation, analyses its application and elements, and discusses the pros and cons of retaining, reforming, or repealing ss 268-270 of the Criminal Code (Qld). Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law, Criminal Law, Health and Guardianship Law, Tort Law, Industrial Law, Book reviews and a Report.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three fascinating articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andreas Schloenhardt and Samantha Garbutt and outlines international requirements and explores Australia’s legislative approach to criminalising organ trafficking. The second article, by Mirko Bagaric and Theo Alexander, examines the empirical data on whether specific deterrence and rehabilitation are attainable, and consequently whether they should be retained or abolished as sentencing objectives. The final article comes from Emily Kerr and analyses the contemporary “crisis” of public confidence in Australian sentencing judges, and examines the potential for recent developments in sentencing law and policy to resolve the crisis.
The June 2011 issue of The Queensland Lawyer is full of interesting articles and sections on a range of topics relevant to the law in Queensland. These include the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the Criminal Organisation Act 2009, contracting and proportionate liability and elder financial abuse, plus much more.