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 August 2013 issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes four interesting articles. In the first article, Chief Justice French reflects on the task of defining courts and distinguishing them from other decision-making bodies. The second article, by Marilyn Krawitz, discusses issues regarding Australian judges’ use of social media. The third article comes from Lorana Bartels and Jessica Lee and considers the use of social media by jurors during the trial and deliberation processes. The final article, by Anthony Gray and Gerard Elmore, is a follow-up to an article originally published by the same authors in 2012 and looks at the constitutionality of minimum mandatory sentencing regimes. Not to be missed!