This issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following articles: “The Impact of the Law in Helping or Hindering Fertility Preservation for Children with Cancer Facing Gonadotoxic Therapies” – Sonia Allan, Debra Gook and Yasmin Jayasinghe; “To Mandate or Not to Mandate: A Review of Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect” – Natalie A MacCormick; “Domestic and Family Violence, Reproductive Coercion and the Role for Law” – Heather Douglas and Katherine Kerr; “Legality of Embryonic Gene Editing in Australia” – Michelle Taylor-Sands and Christopher Gyngell; “An Ethics of Care Approach to Regulating Surrogacy” – James Cameron; “Misconduct, Self-inflicted Injury, and Suicide in Workers’ Compensation: A Review of the Australian Legal Framework” – Victoria Lambropoulos and Robert Guthrie; “Impostors and Impersonators: Fake Health Practitioners and the Law” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Data Custodians and the Decision-making Process: Releasing Data for Research” – Carolyn Adams, Judy Allen and Felicity Flack; “Discussing Voluntary Assisted Dying” – Carolyn Johnston and James Cameron; “The ‘Ice’ Storm: Problems with Expert Evidence on the Effects of Methamphetamine” – Jacqueline Horan and Daniel Thomas; “Mercury Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants: A Critical Analysis of the Australian Regulatory Response to Public Health Risks” – Grace Bramwell, Felicity Wilson and Thomas Faunce; “Transferring Health Big Data within the European Legal Framework: What Role for National Healthcare Services?” – Davide Golinelli, Fabrizio Toscano, Andrea Bucci and Gherardo Carullo; and “The Coroner’s Role in the Prevention of Elder Abuse: A Study of Australian Coroner’s Court Cases Involving Pressure Ulcers in Elders” – Catherine Anne Sharp, Jennifer Sarah Schulz Moore and Mary-Louise MacLaws.
Also in this Part are the following sections: Editorial: “The 1628 Vasa Inquest in Sweden: Learning Contemporary Lessons for Effective Death Investigation” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Alternatives to Compulsory Detention and Treatment and Coercive Practices in Mental Health Settings” – Piers Gooding and Bernadette McSherry; Medical Issues: “The Investigations into What Happened at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital – Did the Coroner’s Process Help?” – David Ranson; and Medical Law Reporter: “Legal Strategies to Cure the Plastic Planet: Corporate Marriage and Public Health Regulation of Single-Use Non-Biodegradable Plastics” – Angela Gock, Edward Dale, Lucina Ou-Yang, Sally Wheeler and Thomas Faunce. There is also a review of the following book: “The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire” by Chloe Hooper – reviewed by Ian Freckelton QC.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “The award of wasted costs arising from defective expert evidence” – Dr Ian Freckelton QC; “Therapeutic jurisprudence in the coronial jurisdiction” – Isabel Roper and Vivien Holmes; “The International Framework for Court Excellence and therapeutic jurisprudence: Creating excellent courts and enhancing wellbeing” – E Richardson, Magistrate P Spencer and Prof D Wexler; “Improving the use of court decisions in the Federal Circuit Court” – Grant T Riethmuller; and “The High Court and the cocktail party from hell: Can social media improve community engagement with the courts?” – Andrew Henderson. There is also a review of the following book: “Expert Evidence in Criminal Jury Trials” (2016) by Ian Freckelton QC, Jacqueline Horan, Jane Goodman-Delahunty and Blake McKimmie.
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”.