The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2016: Outcomes and Jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; and “Educating Juries or Telling Them What to Think? Credibility, Delay in Complaint, Judicial Directions and the Role of Juries” – John Willis and Marilyn McMahon. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “In Search of Principles and Processes for Sound Criminal Law-making”; Case and Comment on Zaburoni v The Queen  HCA 12; Book Review; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on crime in 2014: Outcomes and jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; “Sexsomnia – excusable or just insane?” – Colleen Davis; “Fitness to plead in Queensland’s youth justice system: The need for pragmatic reform” – Suzie O’Toole, Jodie O’Leary and Bruce D Watt; and “Swift and certain sanctions: Is it time for Australia to bring some HOPE into the criminal justice system?” – Lorana Bartels. Also in this Part is an editorial about the fallout from Barbaro v The Queen and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The June 2013 issue of the Journal of Law and Medicine is the last Part for Volume 20 and is a Special Issue about law, policy and practice concerning stored embryos in assisted reproduction. The articles cover such topics as consent, information-giving and counselling concerning stored embryos, use of stored embryos after separation or death of a partner, the destruction of stored embryos and compensation for women who provide their eggs for research, the best interests of neonates, adult guardianship, and the right to life under the European Convention on Human Rights, plus much more!
The latest Part of Crim LJ publishes the following material: “The High Court on crime in 2012: Outcomes and jurisprudence” – Mirko Bagaric; “Provocation: The good, the bad and the ugly” – Thomas Crofts and Arlie Loughnan; “Judicial valuation of the social costs of crime” – Andrew Torre and Scott Sherwen; and “Intellectual disabilities and the determination of fitness to plead in the magistrates’ courts” – Betheli O’Carroll. There is also an editorial discussing appeals against conviction and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes three fascinating articles on different aspects of criminal law. The first article is by Andreas Schloenhardt and Samantha Garbutt and outlines international requirements and explores Australia’s legislative approach to criminalising organ trafficking. The second article, by Mirko Bagaric and Theo Alexander, examines the empirical data on whether specific deterrence and rehabilitation are attainable, and consequently whether they should be retained or abolished as sentencing objectives. The final article comes from Emily Kerr and analyses the contemporary “crisis” of public confidence in Australian sentencing judges, and examines the potential for recent developments in sentencing law and policy to resolve the crisis.
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.
The June 2011 update of the Journal of Law and Medicine has a wide range of interesting articles and sections. There are articles on mental health legislation in Australian emergency departments, ethical practice for complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, individual responsibility and the attribution of liability and the legal role of medical professionals in decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment. There are also several interesting section notes including Nursing Issues, Bioethical Issues and Medical Law Reporter.