The April 2014 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three interesting articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andrew Trotter and Harry Hobbs who look at recent juvenile justice reforms in Queensland and place them in a historical context. The second article comes from Andrew Torre and analyses the implications of jail time discounting for court sentences. The final article is by Luke McNamara who considers a judicial contribution to over-criminalisation: the common law rules on extended joint criminal enterprise in their application to murder. Also in this Part is an Editorial about sentencing law reform and a digest of criminal law cases. Not to be missed!
The June 2013 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Obtaining the best evidence from children and witnesses with cognitive impairments – “plus ça change” or prospects new?” – Terese Henning; “A committal waste of time? Reforming Victoria’s pre-trial process: Lessons from other jurisdictions” – Asher Flynn; and “The demand for sentence discounts: Some empirical evidence” – Andrew Torre and Darren Wraith. There is also a Case and Comment: The Queen v Khazaal and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of Crim LJ publishes the following material: “The High Court on crime in 2012: Outcomes and jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; “Provocation: The good, the bad and the ugly” – Thomas Crofts and Arlie Loughnan; “Judicial valuation of the social costs of crime” – Andrew Torre and Scott Sherwen; and “Intellectual disabilities and the determination of fitness to plead in the magistrates’ courts” – Betheli O’Carroll. There is also an editorial discussing appeals against conviction and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.