The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Purposes of Punishment: How Do Judges Apply a Legislative Statement of Sentencing Purposes?” – Kate Warner, Julia Davis and Helen Cockburn; “What Australian Jurors Know and Do Not Know about Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Natalie Martschuk and Annie Cossins; and “Recent Developments in New Zealand Criminal Law” – Warren Brookbanks. Also in this Part is an Editorial on resisting the temptation to impose harsher sanctions against young offenders; Case and Comment: “Cini v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police  VSCA 227: Nothing Soft about Australian Proceeds of Crime Jurisprudence” – Samuel J Hickey; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Law and Medicine includes the following sections: Editorial: “Medicinal cannabis law reform in Australia” – Ian Freckelton QC; Legal Issues: “Non-consensual clinical research in New Zealand: Law reform urgently needed” – Joanna Manning; Medical Issues: “The treatment of intersex and the problem of delay: The Australian Senate inquiry into intersex surgery and conflicting human rights for children” – Mike O’Connor; and Medical Law Reporter: “Regulation of Australian medical professionals and national security: Lessons from three case studies” – Thomas Faunce, Michael McKenna, Johanna Rayner and Jazmin Hawes. Also in this Part are the following articles: “The New Zealand Coroners Amendment Bill’s proposed approach to health care-related deaths that are reportable to the coroner” – Jennifer Moore, Tim Stokes and Ben Gray; “Decision-making in a death investigation: Emotion, families and the coroner” – Gordon Tait, Belinda Carpenter, Carol Quadrelli and Michael Barnes; “Negotiating grief and trauma in the coronial jurisdiction” – Marc Trabsky and Paula Baron; “‘Blowed off by a side wind’? Coronial inquests following criminal acquittals” – John Aberdeen; “The coronial investigation of suspected deaths: Prevalence and outcomes in New South Wales” – Stephanie Dartnall and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Does the removal of anonymity reduce sperm donors in Australia?” – Damian H Adams, Shahid Ullah and Sheryl de Lacey; “Recall and understanding of risk in endodontics: A questionnaire survey” – Mark Johnstone, Stephen Harlamb and Peter Parashos; “Health complaints and regulatory reform: Implications for vulnerable populations?” – Terry Carney, Fleur Beaupert, Mary Chiarella, Belinda Bennett, Merrilyn Walton, Patrick J Kelly and Claudette S Satchell; “Defining deviation: The peer professional opinion defence and its relationship to scope expansion and emerging non-medical health professions” – Jon Wardle; “A Hospital-based Patient Legal Clinic” – Liz Bishop, Hana Shahkhan and Bebe Loff; “Beyond the corporeal: Extending propertisation of body parts to derivative information” – Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold; and “Biobanking: Relational obligations” – Valmaine Toki. There is also a review of the book “Saviour Siblings: A Relational Approach to the Welfare of the Child in Selective Reproduction” by Michelle Taylor-Sands – 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 latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Judicial directions and the criminal standard of proof: Improving juror comprehension” – Ryan Essex and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “The “good” child sex offender: Constructions of defendants in child sexual abuse sentencing” – Nicole Stevens and Dr Sarah Wendt; “Making the marriage work: The components of a successful relationship between the Chief Justice and the CEO” – Richard Foster PSM; and “Who is the judge? A critical analysis of the discourse of disbelief” – Dr Pamela D Schulz OAM. Also in this Part is a case note by Dr Andrew Cannon about the Bernie Ecclestone case in Germany.
The latest Part of the Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal includes the following articles: “Mediation developments in the Australia/Pacific region” – John A McGruther; “Resolving or escalating disputes? Experiences of the NSW Police Force complaints process” – Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Alan Beckley and Melissa Martin; “An introduction to the challenges and possibilities of faith-based arbitration in Australia” – Nadav Prawer, Nussen Ainsworth and John Zeleznikow; “ADR in legal education: Evaluating a teaching and learning innovation” – Judy Gutman, Silvia McCormack and Matthew Riddle; “Compensation through conciliation: Payments made through the Office of the Health Services Commissioner” – James Cameron and Grant Davies; and “Mandatory mediation: A positive development in most cases” – Krista Mahoney.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Homicide, self-defence and the (inchoate) criminology of battered women” – Marilyn McMahon; “Staying focused on the big picture: Should Australia legislate for corporate manslaughter based on the United Kingdom model?” – Des Taylor and Geraldine Mackenzie; and “Question trails in trials: Structured versus unstructured juror decision-making” – Tamsin Ede and Jane Goodman-Delahunty. There is also a Case and Comment section and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The last Part of Volume 22 of JJA publishes the following articles: “Misconceptions or expert evidence in child sexual assault trials: Enhancing justice and jurors’ “common sense”” – Annie Cossins and Jane Goodman-Delahunty; “Mind the gap: Making evidence-based decisions about self-represented litigants” – Elizabeth Richardson and Tania Sourdin; “Solution-focused court programs for mentally impaired offenders: What works?” – Michelle Edgely; and “The constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes: A rejoinder” – Andrew Hemming.