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 last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2014 includes an editorial on drug law reform, an article by David Lusty which presents a comprehensive analysis of the common law offence of misconduct in public office, drawing upon historical precedents and contemporary case law from around the world, a sentencing review for 2013-2014 by Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases, a comment on the animal cruelty case of New Zealand Police v Heka and a Phillips’ Brief section.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Parole and parole authorities in Australia: A system in crisis?” – Lorana Bartels; “Naming young offenders: Implications of research for reform” – Jodie O’Leary; and “Sentencing review 2012-2013” – Kate Warner. There is also a Case and Comment section and a Digest of Recent Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of Crim LJ includes the following: Editorial: “Biffing with impunity: Reflections on boxing, rugby and State of Origin” – Simon Bronitt; Articles: “Jurisdiction over criminal acts on cruise ships: Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps?” – Kate Lewins and Nick Gaskell; and “Involving juries in sentencing: Insights from the Tasmanian jury study” – Kate Warner and Julia Davis. Case and Comment: Field v The Queen – Anita Killeen; Phillips’ Brief: The severest provocation – Amanda Nettelbeck; and Digest of Recent Criminal Cases.
The last Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2012 provides a great mix of articles and sections on a range of topics. An article by Arie Freiberg and Sarah Murray seeks to explain why sentencing laws are so difficult to invalidate under Ch III of the Commonwealth Constitution; Toby Nisbet examines the scope of the provocation defence and consent in Code jurisdictions; and Jane Sanders and Edward Elliott argue against the continues use of affray as a prosecutorial tool against otherwise minor antisocial behaviour. There is also a sentencing review (2011-2012) from Kate Warner, a Digest of Criminal Law Cases and a Phillips’ Brief. Not to be missed!
The October 2011 issue of the Criminal Law Journal includes an examination of military justice within the context of the constitution, an empirical analysis of the theory of general deterrence as one of the principal objectives of sentencing and a comment on the issue of pre-recording children’s evidence. There is also a digest of criminal law cases and the 2010-2011 Sentencing Review.