The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “How does the Australian public view parole? Results from a national survey on public attitudes towards parole and re-entry” – Robin Fitzgerald, Lorana Bartels, Arie Freiberg, Adrian Cherney and Shannon Buglar; and “Sentencing review 2015–2016” – Lorana Bartels. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Greyhounds, sharks and prisoners, a contrast in the emergence of informed public policy”; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Assessing the adequacy of judicial complements” – Judith Bellis, Catherine McKinnon and David Murchie; “Inefficiencies of court administration despite participants’ goodwill” – Ludmila Stern, Uldis Ozolins and Sandra Hale; “Justice and technological innovation” – Tania Sourdin. There is also a review of the following book: “Non-Adversarial Justice” by Michael King, Arie Freiberg, Becky Batagol and Ross Hyams.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2012 provides a great mix of articles and sections on a range of topics. An article by Arie Freiberg and Sarah Murray seeks to explain why sentencing laws are so difficult to invalidate under Ch III of the Commonwealth Constitution; Toby Nisbet examines the scope of the provocation defence and consent in Code jurisdictions; and Jane Sanders and Edward Elliott argue against the continues use of affray as a prosecutorial tool against otherwise minor antisocial behaviour. There is also a sentencing review (2011-2012) from Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases and a Phillips’ Brief. Not to be missed!
Thi issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three articles on different issues concerning judicial administration. The first article comes from Arie Freiberg and Sarah Krasnostein and examines the conflict between the principles of individualisation and consistency in sentencing. The second article is written by Tamara Walsh and reports on the results of a study at the Brisbane Special Circumstances Court. The last article was contributed by Andrew J Serpell who highlights several problems with the way social policy information is received and used in practice.