Part 2 – Indigenous Australians & CJS – a snapshot of over-representation

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  • 28 September 2020
Following on with part 1 of our post into the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) this post briefly delves into the Royal Commission into Aboriginal D

Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

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  • 28 September 2020
Being criminal responsible for a crime is said to being able to distinguish between the right and wrongness of the crime. Adults for the most part are thought of as criminally responsible by th

Part 1-Indigenous Australians & the CJS – a snapshot of over-representation

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  • 24 September 2020
Statistical information regarding the population incarceration rates in Australia reveals that even though Indigenous Australians make up only approximately 1.9% of the Australia’s population

Disclosure Obligations of Police/Prosecutors

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  • 22 September 2020
It is well known in the legal industry that a prosecutor in a criminal matter must disclose relevant documents to the accused person or his defence team. However, disclosure request from an acc

The ‘CSI Effect’ & Forensic Evidence

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  • 22 September 2020
People often assume especially juries that when there is forensic evidence available and an expert is testifying in a criminal trial regarding the forensic evidence the truth of what they are sayin
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Do we still have a right to silence?

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  • 17 September 2020
Most people imagine after watching American TV Crime shows that they have a universal right to remain silent and this right to remain silence will not be used against them. In America they cal

POLICE POWERS of ARREST (without a warrant)

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  • 03 August 2020
Police often perform arrest in the community without a warrant. Arrests occur as part of a police officer’s normal duties. However, the police words of ‘you’re under arrest’

Phone & Internet Use – Cybercrime

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  • 21 July 2020
Be careful how you use your phone or social media, it may result in a Criminal Cybercrime offence We have become a society that relies heavily on our phones, emails, instant messages, Facebook,

The injustice of expensive justice

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  • 01 July 2020
Legal Aid It is unfortunately a harsh reality that not everyone can afford a lawyer. The limitations of our system of justice become apparent when bodies such as Legal Aid, which are government

Criminal Appeals in NSW

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  • 30 June 2020
A fundamental component of a fair trial is the capacity to appeal the outcome. One reason why this is fundamental to justice is because even learned magistrates and judges can make errors. These ca
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