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

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

Australian Prisons, alternatives to imprisonment and their success

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  • 30 April 2020
Our Convict History As machines replaced manual labour, some of the unemployed people that could did move to the cities. As the cities became overcrowded, many didn’t and couldn’t g

Should drugs be legal in Australia?

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  • 21 February 2020
A question that has been around for decades with obvious advantages and disadvantages on each side. Making drugs legal would hurt the black market, would likely result in higher purity of the subst

The dying presumption of innocence

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  • 31 January 2020
You have been found guilty (on facebook). Wanting justice for victims is understandable. But it seems we live in an age where we almost immediately believe anyone who claims to be a victim. Rep
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