The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reasonable reform: Understanding the knowledge of consent provision in section 61HA(3)(c) of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)” – James Monaghan and Gail Mason; and “Presumption of innocence in Australia: A threatened species” – Anthony Gray. Also in this Part is an Editorial on “The High Court, the common law and conceptions of justice”; Contemporary Comment on criminal advocacy; Case and Comment on Alqudsi v the Queen; Phillips’ Brief; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following content: “Misconduct in public office and directors of public entities in Victoria” – Dr Marco Bini; “Towards coherent co-presentation of expert evidence in criminal trials: Experiences of communication between forensic scientists and legal practitioners” – Loene Howes; Phillips’ Brief: “Patriarchal terrorism and burning women at the stake: The petty treason of Elizabeth Herring 1773” – Heather Douglas and Simon Bronitt; and Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following content: “Issues for the defence in trials with pre-recording of the evidence of vulnerable witnesses” – Scott Corish; “Prosecutors’ perceptions of the utility of video-evidence for adult complainants of sexual assault” – Nina J Westera and Martine B Powell; “The limited impact of Facebook and the displacement effect on the admissibility of identification evidence” – Paul McGorrery; Phillips’ Brief: “The special jury in Australia” – Alana Piper; Book review: Power of Persuasion: Essays by a Very Public Lawyer by Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, reviewed by Gilles Renaud; and Digest of Recent Criminal Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Please mind the gap: An assessment of fatal “one punch” provisions in Australia” – Dr Andrew Hemming; and “A comparative study on the offence of “maintaining a sexual relationship with a child” in the Northern Territory and Queensland” – Alannah Brown. Also in this Part is an editorial about the capital punishment debate; a Phillips’ Brief section about criminal responsibility of a “failed cadet soldier”; a book review of “Crime and Justice in America 1975–2025” edited by Michael Tonry; a digest of criminal law cases; and an obituary for Fiori Rinaldi AM.
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 first Part of the Criminal Law Journal for 2014 includes the following articles: “The High Court on crime in 2013: Analysis and jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “The Thomas Kelly case: Why a “one punch” law is not the answer” – Dr Julia Quilter; and “Retrospective on Ridgeway: Governing principles of controlled operations” – Brendon Murphy. There is also an Editorial by General Editor Mirko Bagaric about the need to increase to penalties for “king hit” killings and wider implications for the sentencing system, a digest of criminal law cases and a Phillips’ Brief section.
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.
NEVER TO BE RELEASED? by Carolyn Strange Australian National University Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org “For the term of his natural life” is a phrase cemented in Australian public memory to the convict era, thanks to Marcus Clarke’s novel of the same name. In contrast the sentencing condition, “never to be released” was invented in the modern penal ...more
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 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.