The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Judge as Cartographer and Guide: The Role of Fact-based Directions in Improving Juror Comprehension” – Jonathan Clough, Ben Spivak, James R P Ogloff, Yvette Tinsley and Warren Young; “Why ‘Ad Hoc Experts’ Should Not Provide Transcripts of Indistinct Forensic Audio, and a Proposal for a Better Approach” – Peter French and Helen Fraser; “Digital Access to Justice from Prison: Is There a Right to Technology?” – Dr Carolyn McKay; and “Corporate Crime and Regulatory Discretion: Rethinking the Use of Criminal, Civil and Administrative Penalties” – Brendon O’Neill. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the causes of the “revolving door” phenomenon in Australia’s custodial institutions; Obituary: The Hon Sir Laurence Street AC KCMG QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Helping those who help themselves: Evaluating QPILCH’s Self Representation Service” – Jeff Giddings, Blake McKimmie, Cate Banks and Tamara Butler; “Jurors’ consideration of inadmissible evidence: A motivational explanation” – Diane Sivasubramaniam, Bianca Klettke, Jonathan Clough, Regina Schuller and Kristie Oleyar; “When coroners care too much: Therapeutic jurisprudence and suicide findings” – Belinda Carpenter, Gordon Tait, Nigel Stobbs and Michael Barnes; and “NSW costs assessment review” – Steve Shaw. There is also a review of the following book: “Australian Feminist Judgments: Righting and Rewriting Law” by Heather Douglas, Francesca Bartlett, Trish Luker and Rosemary Hunter.
The August issue of the Criminal Law Journal includes an interesting mix of articles and sections. The first article comes from John Nicholson SC and examines four assumptions underpinning current sentencing practices and questions their validity. The second article, by Patrick Leader-Elliott, considers a number of questions about the interpretation of the South Australian prescribed non-parole period scheme which have led to conflicting judgments at the appellate level. The final article is by Jonathan Clough and questions when viewing online images constitutes possession, while discussing the nature of possession in the criminal law, and its application to digital images. There is also an Editorial, a Phillips’ Brief and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.