The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Single Joint Expert Witnesses” – Ian Freckelton QC; “Court Delay and Judicial Wellbeing: Lessons from Self-Determination Theory to Enhance Court Timeliness in Australia” – Sarah Murray, Ian Murray and Tamara Tulich; “A Tale of Two Courts” – Felicity Bell; and “Implications of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse for the Protection of Vulnerable Witnesses: Royal Commission Procedures and Introduction of Intermediaries and Ground Rules Hearings around Australia” – Anita Mackay and Jacqueline Giuffrida.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “The High Court on Crime in 2019: Analysis and Jurisprudence” – Stephen Odgers; “More Scope for Murder: Reckless Indifference in Queensland’s Criminal Code” – Joseph Lelliott, Andreas Schloenhardt, Lauren Causer and Madeleine Skeen; “Respects of Character” – Greg Taylor; “The Futility of a “Hug” from the Commonwealth: Property Restraining Orders and the Fight for Victim Compensation under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Legislation” – Natalie Skead, Sarah Murray and Tamara Tulich; and “Sentencing Developments in the United States in 2019: Shifting from the “Tough on Crime” Mantra to (Seriously) Contemplating the Abolition of Prisons” – Mirko Bagaric, Gabrielle Wolf and Daniel McCord. Also in this Part is an Editorial: “Incarceration Trends over the Past Decade: The Need for More Effective Risk and Needs Assessments and Rehabilitative Measures”; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of PLR includes the following Comments: “Future challenges on the path to constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples” – Megan Davis; “Dedicated Indigenous representation in New Zealand’s Parliament” – Andrew Geddis; the following Speech: “The changing character of judicial review in Australia: The legacy of Marbury v Madison?” – Ronald Sackville AO QC; and the following articles: “The Constitution and its common law background” – Jeffrey Goldsworthy; and “Dual federal and State judicial appointments: An Australian impossibility?” – Sarah Murray. There is also a book review and a developments section.
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!