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A gendered Criminal Justice System?

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  • 12 July 2021
  Across many professions and businesses there exist both here in Australia and across many other nations a stark imbalance of men to women in positions of power. The criminal justice
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Australian Prisons, too hard or too soft?

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  • 08 March 2021
  There are strong opinions regarding just how much creature comforts a person sentenced to a term of imprisonment should receive in goal and paid for solely by the State.   T
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“Rich get richer, poor get prison” in the ‘Lucky Country’

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  • 01 March 2021
The economic growth of a nation should ideally be primarily based on the economic growth of its entire populace. However, studies have constantly shown that the people who are growing economically
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Cruelty, Animals and the Law

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  • 27 February 2021
For pet owners, the companionship provided by a dog or cat is generally overall a rewarding experience, considerably improving the quality of life of the owner. However, unfortunately instances of

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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