The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Proposed Changes to the Tendency Rule: A Note of Caution” – Jill Hunter and Richard I Kemp; and “Can Sentencing Be Enhanced by the Use of Artificial Intelligence?” – Dr Nigel Stobbs, Dan Hunter and Mirko Bagaric. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “Abolishing the Crime that is the Incarceration of White-Collar Offenders” by Professor Mirko Bagaric; Contemporary Comment: “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” – Michael Heath; Case and Comment: “Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd  UKSC 67: Test for Dishonesty in the United Kingdom Brought into Line with Australian Common Law” – David Lusty, “Gant v The Queen  VSCA 104, Gant v The Queen  VSCA 340, McBride v Christie’s Australia Pty Ltd  NSWSC 1729: Criminal Law and Art Fraud” – Dr Chris Davies; Phillips’ Brief: “The Third Degree” – Mark Finnane; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2014 includes an editorial on drug law reform, an article by David Lusty which presents a comprehensive analysis of the common law offence of misconduct in public office, drawing upon historical precedents and contemporary case law from around the world, a sentencing review for 2013-2014 by Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases, a comment on the animal cruelty case of New Zealand Police v Heka and a Phillips’ Brief section.
The October issue of the Criminal Law Journal includes articles on the proposed changes to the Commonwealth Code’s serious drug offences; the meaning of “dishonesty” in Australia, focusing on the influence of the controversial test invented by the English Court of Appeal in R v Ghosh and the significant differences in the legal rights to post-appeal reviews between the jurisdictions of Britain, Canada and Australia. There is also an editorial, a book review and a digest of criminal law cases.