The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration publishes the following articles: “Trying serious offences by judge alone: Towards an understanding of its impact on judicial administration in Australia” – Fiona Hanlon; “Courting justice beyond the cityscape: Access to justice and the rural, regional and remote magistrates’ courts” – Bridget Harris, Lucinda Jordan and Lydia Phillips; “Affordable costs in civil litigation” – Dr Andrew J Cannon AM; and “Summoned by social media: Why Australian courts should have social media accounts” – Marilyn Krawitz.
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!