The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Australian legal responses to foreign fighters” – Keiran Hardy and George Williams; “The impact of compulsory examinations and abrogation of the privilege against self-incrimination on criminal trials” – Alice Smith. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the moderation of its approach sentencing and lessons for Australia; Book Review: “Intermediaries in the Criminal Justice System: Improving Communication for Vulnerable Witnesses and Defendants” – Emily Henderson; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The April 2012 Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three interesting articles on different areas of criminal law. The first article comes from the Hon Michael Kirby and discusses Homosexual law reform in the Commonwealth of nations. The second article is by Matthew Groves and focuses on the rule against bias in criminal trials and the challenges involved in maintaining impartiality. The final article, by Roxanne Burd and Jacqueline Horan, explores the level of prejudicial impact of publicity on high profile trials. There is also an editorial, book review and “Case and comment” and “Digest of criminal law cases”.