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Violence in Sydney: Young men, alcohol and hot summer nights

Violence in Sydney: Young men, alcohol and hot summer nights | Crime | Scoop.it
Another teenager is fighting for his life in an intensive care unit after being assaulted in Kings Cross. If news broadcasts are anything to go by, it seems hardly a day goes by without someone being seriously assaulted in Sydney's CBD.

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Australia's prison system overcrowded with 33k in jail

Australia's prison system overcrowded with 33k in jail | Crime | Scoop.it
Australia's prison system is significantly overcrowded, with 33,000 inmates in jails across the country.
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'Aggressive policing' creating court delays, crime statistics boss says

'Aggressive policing' creating court delays, crime statistics boss says | Crime | Scoop.it
A push by police to increase the number of people arrested and charged for committing crimes has lead to a backlog in the court system and an increase in the prison population, the head of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research says.
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Right to silence legislation commenced | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Right to silence legislation commenced | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | Crime | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful

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Crime - relates to the criminal invetsigation and trial processes.

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James Wood, new State Parole Authority head, says existing laws are adequate

James Wood, new State Parole Authority head, says existing laws are adequate | Crime | Scoop.it
James Wood, the respected former judge who led the royal commission on NSW police corruption, has signalled he has no plans to push for tougher laws for re-offenders as he takes on a new role as head of the State Parole Authority.
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Thomas Kelly: This was never a case of murder

Thomas Kelly: This was never a case of murder | Crime | Scoop.it
No sentence can bring Thomas Kelly back. No sentence can be proper “payment” for his life.
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Youths in custody in NSW: Aspirations and strategies for the future - Bureau of Crime Stats And Research New South Wales

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Criminal laws applying only to Aboriginal communities considered beneficial

Criminal laws applying only to Aboriginal communities considered beneficial | Crime | Scoop.it
The Alternative Law Journal is an Australian, refereed law journal focusing on social justice, human rights and law reform, critique of the legal system and developments in alternative practice community legal education...
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Let punishment fit crime - but the circumstances too

Let punishment fit crime - but the circumstances too | Crime | Scoop.it
In January 2011 an Aboriginal man, William Bugmy, assaulted three Correctional Services offices while in custody at Broken Hill.
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Victims get time to appeal compo

Victims get time to appeal compo | Crime | Scoop.it
Victims of crime who wanted to challenge compensation claims were given extra time to lodge an appeal - but were not told of the opportunity before it was too late to apply.
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Juror faces charges over web search on defendant's past

Juror faces charges over web search on defendant's past | Crime | Scoop.it
A JUROR faces prosecution in Queensland for circulating prejudicial material against a man on trial for child sexual abuse, intensifying concern about jurors who "go rogue" and do their own investigations using the internet.
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How Australians took $4.8bn hit to cyber crime last year - Herald Sun

How Australians took $4.8bn hit to cyber crime last year - Herald Sun | Crime | Scoop.it
How Australians took $4.8bn hit to cyber crime last yearHerald SunAnd it is not just the geek in the bedroom - bikie gangs and the Russian mafia are aggressively trying to get a piece of the low-risk, high-reward world of cyber crime.

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Child sex offenders in NSW to face life imprisonment

Child sex offenders in NSW to face life imprisonment | Crime | Scoop.it
Child sex offenders could be jailed for life under new laws to be introduced into New South Wales State Parliament this week.

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Relevant to theme of discretion in sentencing (or limits to it!)

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Sentencing laws must be fixed to curb the drunken bashings, write Thomas Kelly's parents

Sentencing laws must be fixed to curb the drunken bashings, write Thomas Kelly's parents | Crime | Scoop.it
Only penalties that fit the crime will deter bashers, write Ralph and Kathy Kelly.
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NSW's one-punch law 'knee-jerk': critics

NSW's one-punch law 'knee-jerk': critics | Crime | Scoop.it
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell is expected to take new "one punch" laws to cabinet that could see king hit killers jailed for up to 10 years.

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Manslaughter convictions by penalty. jh13-11653%20manslaughter%20convictions%20by%20penalty.xls

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'Right to silence' law changed

'Right to silence' law changed | Crime | Scoop.it
The right to silence will be watered down under changes announced today by the O'Farrell government as part of its response to bikie gang violence.
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This has important implications of the rights of the accused in the criminal justice process.
ss legal's comment, October 15, 2013 5:07 AM
It came into effect on September 1, 2013.
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Crime - Criminal Trial Process

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Social disadvantage and sentencing | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch

Social disadvantage and sentencing | HSC Legal Studies: News Watch | Crime | Scoop.it
This blog will help you find information about recent changes to the law, recent cases, new legislation as well as identify new publications that you will find useful
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Man up: NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch urges blokes to stand up to woman-beaters

Man up: NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch urges blokes to stand up to woman-beaters | Crime | Scoop.it
NSW is in the grip of a domestic violence crisis with 135,000 reported cases last year, up 30 per cent from five years ago.
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Law reform let down by politics

Law reform let down by politics | Crime | Scoop.it
Many in the legal fraternity say recent changes to NSW laws are needless and driven by political posturing, reports Anna Patty.
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