The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law marks the journal’s 25th anniversary, and includes the following articles: “Triple A Rated? Regulating Online Information Disclosures” – Robert Walker and Rosannah Healy; “Is There a Gap in the Unfair Contract Term Provisions Between a ‘Consumer Contract’ and a ‘Small Business Contract’?” – Peter Sise; “The Cartelist’s Dilemma: Leniency Policies and Game Theory” – Nick Kotzman; Authorisations and Notifications; Consumer Protection; Enforcement and Remedies; Telecommunications; Case Notes; Energy Etchings; Snapshots; and Report from Africa.
THE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DEBATE FOLLOWING THE DEATHS OF ANDREW CHAN AND MYURAN SUKUMARAN SHOULD SHIFT TO THE UNITED STATES by Mirko Bagaric, Dean of Law School, Deakin University The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran for drug trafficking by the Indonesian authorities was cruel and futile. The Australian government and much of the community is rightly ...more
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 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.