Police Interviews-what is OK and what is NOT

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  • 20 October 2020
Police may one day ask you or someone you know to come to a police interview. Or ask you after an arrest whether you wish to partake in an electronic recorded police interview called an ERISP (Elec

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

Self Defence – when does it apply?

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  • 08 September 2020
There is a common perception that you can act in Self-Defence of yourself and /or others when there is danger present. Whilst this is true you must be aware of just when and how you can claim S

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’

COVID-19 and the impact on Domestic Violence

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  • 22 July 2020
Australia and other countries around the world have recently had, and in some states appear to be returning to. various stages of lockdown due to the coronavirus, which according to the John Hopkin
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