minimum mandatory sentencing regimes
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!
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.