The latest Part of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes the following articles: “Path Dependency, the High Court, and the Constitution” – Jeremy Patrick; “Homelessness and Contact with the Criminal Justice System: Insights from Magistrates in Australia” – Julia Quilter, Luke McNamara, Tamara Walsh and Thalia Anthony; and “COVID-19: An Exceptional or Surrounding Circumstance for the Purposes of Bail and Sentencing?” – Natalia Antolak-Saper.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Australia’s Child Abuse Material Legislation: What’s the Artistic Merit Defence Got to Do with It?” – Dr Hadeel Al-Alosi; and “Keeping Vulnerable Offenders Out of the Courts: Lessons from the United Kingdom” – Tamara Walsh. Also in this Part is an Editorial on the incomplete right to counsel in criminal trials; Legislation Comment: “Police Powers and Responsibilities (Commonwealth Games) Amendment Act 2017 (Qld): Rethinking the Rules of the Games” – Daniel Rigden; Case and Comment: “Appellate Authority on the Role of the Prosecutor” – Kieran Fitzgerald and “Sentencing Young People for Federal Terrorism Offences” – Aneta Peretko; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
The latest Part of the Criminal Law Journal includes the following articles: “Ten years of public nuisance in Queensland” – Tamara Walsh; “An analysis of the courts’ assessment of problem gambling in sentencing” – Luke D Neal; and “Penalties and punishment: People smugglers before Australian courts” – Andreas Schloenhardt and Colin Craig. Also in this Part is an editorial on the current Australian position under McAuliffe v The Queen, contrasted with the recently revised approach in R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen  UKSC 8;  UKPC 7; Case and Comment: “Undoing a ‘wrong turn’: The implications of R v Jogee; Ruddock v The Queen for the doctrine of extended joint criminal enterprise in Australia” – Sarah Pitney; Book Review: “Road Safety Law Victoria” by Greg Connellan, Kerryn Cockroft and Kyle McDonald – reviewed by Paul Holdenson QC; and a Digest of Criminal Law Cases.
Thi issue of the Journal of Judicial Administration includes three articles on different issues concerning judicial administration. The first article comes from Arie Freiberg and Sarah Krasnostein and examines the conflict between the principles of individualisation and consistency in sentencing. The second article is written by Tamara Walsh and reports on the results of a study at the Brisbane Special Circumstances Court. The last article was contributed by Andrew J Serpell who highlights several problems with the way social policy information is received and used in practice.