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The illuminating – and perhaps alarming – results of a huge survey answered by 1.4 million people around the world

The illuminating – and perhaps alarming – results of a huge survey answered by 1.4 million people around the world | Legal Info | Scoop.it
People from all around the world were asked which six factors, out of 16 possibilities, would improve their lives and those of their families.
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A very interesting read and well worth the time to play around with the link to see the difference in priorities of countries and gender

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Ex-cons in NSW are monitored for only 8 weeks

Ex-cons in NSW are monitored for only 8 weeks | Legal Info | Scoop.it
MURDERERS, rapists and petty crooks are monitored at home for only eight weeks after their release from jail - no matter how serious their crime.
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Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life | The Nation

Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life | The Nation | Legal Info | Scoop.it
When a youthful brush with the law means being shut out of the workforce forever.

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Beyond the criminal justice process

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Justice Lucy McCallum revokes Simon Gittany's bail in murder trial over Lisa Harnum's death

Justice Lucy McCallum revokes Simon Gittany's bail in murder trial over Lisa Harnum's death | Legal Info | Scoop.it
GATHERED together and smiling for the camera, Simon Gittany and his relatives enjoyed time together at his niece's recent birthday.
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Crime: bail and remand. Instance of bail being revoked

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You're too soft, Barry O'Farrell - MPs say Premier's one-punch laws not strong enough

You're too soft, Barry O'Farrell - MPs say Premier's one-punch laws not strong enough | Legal Info | Scoop.it
TWENTY NSW government MPs think Barry O'Farrell's "one-punch" laws are not tough enough and would support mandatory minimum sentences for people who commit deadly assaults.
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Mandatory sentencing back on the rise

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Internet Surveillance and Free Speech: the United Nations Makes the Connection

Internet Surveillance and Free Speech: the United Nations Makes the Connection | Legal Info | Scoop.it

Frank La Rue, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Opinion delivered this week a landmark report on state surveillance and freedom of expression.


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Police raids aim to cripple Middle Eastern crime families

Police raids aim to cripple Middle Eastern crime families | Legal Info | Scoop.it
CONFINED to a wheelchair after she was shot in the legs, family matriarch Maha Hamze watched stony-faced as police mounted a dawn raid on her Auburn house yesterday.
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Magistrate reads the riot act to Mahmoud Eid

Magistrate reads the riot act to Mahmoud Eid | Legal Info | Scoop.it
A MAGISTRATE handing a chief offender in last year's Muslim riots a four-year jail term says if it was possible she would have sentenced him for longer.
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Justice in child abuse cases ruling

Justice in child abuse cases ruling | Legal Info | Scoop.it
ATTORNEY-General Greg Smith has bowed to pressure and will ask the state's highest court to set guideline judgments for child sex abuse offences - "if the evidence supports" it.
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Rapist allegedly running a brothel

Rapist allegedly running a brothel | Legal Info | Scoop.it
A HIGH-PROFILE sex offender who wears an ankle bracelet and is monitored 24 hours a day has been arrested after allegedly running a suspected brothel right under the nose of Corrective Service authorities.
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Sydney warzone - elderly woman trapped in house during armed city siege

Sydney warzone - elderly woman trapped in house during armed city siege | Legal Info | Scoop.it
SCREAMS and a "loud bang" set off a six-hour ordeal for an elderly woman trapped inside a house with an armed man yesterday.
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Jury finds New York 'cannibal cop' guilty

Jury finds New York 'cannibal cop' guilty | Legal Info | Scoop.it
NEW York's so-called "cannibal cop" has been found guilty of plotting to kidnap the young women he had fantasised about eating, after four days of jury deliberations in a US federal court.
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Not Australain, but different by today's standards

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Julia Gillard's henchman Stephen Conroy attacks freedom of the press

Julia Gillard's henchman Stephen Conroy attacks freedom of the press | Legal Info | Scoop.it
A GOVERNMENT-appointed enforcer would oversee press standards and have the power to apply sanctions, which critics said would stifle news reporting, under proposed draconian media changes.
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Is this a Human Rights issue? Should freedom of the press be limited or more controlled? or will it increase our communal security?

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Gang rape investigators examine this CCTV image: can this man help?

Gang rape investigators examine this CCTV image: can this man help? | Legal Info | Scoop.it
THE mother of the 14-year-old girl brutally gang raped in a park in western Sydney says her daughter has been “broken into pieces” after what police described as a “horrendous” sexual assault by up to six men.
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The investigative process, victim reporting crime, profiling and stereo typing, parental responsibility

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The Price of Precious

The Price of Precious | Legal Info | Scoop.it
The minerals in our electronic devices have bankrolled unspeakable violence in the Congo.

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Human rights contemporary issue

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Man who lied to police about Kieran Loveridge's involvement in Thomas Kelly's death jailed for six months

Man who lied to police about Kieran Loveridge's involvement in Thomas Kelly's death jailed for six months | Legal Info | Scoop.it
A FRIEND of Kieran Loveridge who was with him on the night of Thomas Kelly's death has been given a jail sentence today for giving police false information during their investigation.
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Crime: juvenile provides false information to police, obstruction of justice. Jailed for 18mth with a 6mth non-parole period. Conviction recorded.

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A dog called Liberty finds a human leg in Washington state, owner Bill Flowers, 93, buries it

A dog called Liberty finds a human leg in Washington state, owner Bill Flowers, 93, buries it | Legal Info | Scoop.it
A 93-YEAR-OLD man was scared that he would be accused of murder when his black pit bull mix brought home a human leg - so he buried it.
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An overseas example, demonstrates fear as a reason for not reporting crime

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UN passes new resolution on women's role in peace processes

UN passes new resolution on women's role in peace processes | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Resolution 2122 creates roadmap for systematic approach to 'implementation of commitments on women, peace and security'
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Human Rights and World Order.

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Russia: “Foreign Agents” Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs | Human Rights Watch

Russia: “Foreign Agents” Law Hits Hundreds of NGOs | Human Rights Watch | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Starting in early March 2013 the Russian government launched a nationwide campaign of inspections of nongovernmental organizations, unprecedented in its scale and scope.
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Two women charged over bleach attack at Kellyville Ridge

Two women charged over bleach attack at Kellyville Ridge | Legal Info | Scoop.it
TWO women have been charged over a bleach attack on a four-year-old girl in Sydney's northwest.
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Intercepted North Korean military communications reveal plan to launch missile

Intercepted North Korean military communications reveal plan to launch missile | Legal Info | Scoop.it
INTERCEPTED military communications indicate North Korea could be planning to launch a ballistic missile which was spotted being moved by train yesterday.
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Former juvenile prisoner fights against locking away teens in solitary confinement

Former juvenile prisoner fights against locking away teens in solitary confinement | Legal Info | Scoop.it
Rock Center

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Courts failing to keep our children safe

Courts failing to keep our children safe | Legal Info | Scoop.it
JUDGES are giving child sex offenders shorter sentences than financial criminals.
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Bayley's wish for his own death penalty

Bayley's wish for his own death penalty | Legal Info | Scoop.it
After his arrest over the rape and murder of Jill Meagher, Adrian Bayley told police he hoped Victoria would bring back the death penalty.
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True remorse? 

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Two new laws will end court ambushes

Two new laws will end court ambushes | Legal Info | Scoop.it
LAWYERS will be required to outline their entire case at the outset of criminal trials under radical changes to clear the backlog in NSW courts.
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Is this movement a step forward? Is procedural fairness being served?

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