The last Part of Volume 33 of The Queensland Lawyer includes an article by Andreas Schloenhardt and Eloise Gluer which explores and outlines the background, evolution, and rationale of the defence of provocation, analyses its application and elements, and discusses the pros and cons of retaining, reforming, or repealing ss 268-270 of the Criminal Code (Qld). Also in this Part are the following sections: Conveyancing and Property Law, Criminal Law, Health and Guardianship Law, Tort Law, Industrial Law, Book reviews and a Report.
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 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 provocation partial defence to murder by Stephen Odgers The New South Wales Legislative Council has set up a select committee to inquire into the provocation partial defence to murder. The inquiry will consider a number of recent cases where reliance on the defence has generated some public controversy. It will also consider steps taken ...more
The October issue of the Criminal Law Journal includes articles on the proposed changes to the Commonwealth Code’s serious drug offences; the meaning of “dishonesty” in Australia, focusing on the influence of the controversial test invented by the English Court of Appeal in R v Ghosh and the significant differences in the legal rights to post-appeal reviews between the jurisdictions of Britain, Canada and Australia. There is also an editorial, a book review and a digest of criminal law cases.