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Prostitute axe killer jailed as judge tries to console family

Prostitute axe killer jailed as judge tries to console family | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A Supreme Court judge paused as she consoled the family of a prostitute killed with an axe whose last moments must have been ''spent in terror, horrific pain and despair''.
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Bayley's wish for his own death penalty

Bayley's wish for his own death penalty | Criminal Law in Australia | 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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Young incest victims go unheard: expert

Young incest victims go unheard: expert | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Young victims of child sex abuse are being subjected to bullying and intimidation in some police interviews, according to a leading child development expert, leading to calls for better training.
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Manslaughter counts for unborn babies

Manslaughter counts for unborn babies | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
People could be charged with killing or hurting unborn children under a controversial new law set to be considered in Parliament.

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Relates to themes of law reform, moral and ethical standards and extent to which the law balances rights of victims etc.

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Topical for Year 12 Legal Studies class.

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Driver caught drink driving in car park twice in 30 minutes

A learner driver allegedly has been caught drink-driving twice within the space of just over 30 minutes at a car park in Sydney's west.
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Shot officer: convicted man 'regretful and sad'

Shot officer: convicted man 'regretful and sad' | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Philip Nguyen says his family lights a candle every day in memory of Constable Bill Crews, because he feels "sad and regretful" about the police officer's death in a shoot-out during a drug raid.
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'Hanging around the hookers again'

Man brazenly snatched a bag from a woman to help pay off a drug dealer, court is told.
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Be careful who you hang around with...

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Man charged with hindering investigation into Thomas Kelly's death

Man charged with hindering investigation into Thomas Kelly's death | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old has been charged with hindering the police investigation into the death of teenager Thomas Kelly, and assaulting another man the same night he died.
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Bang-bang at the Bada Bing: jury told of strip club shooting

Bang-bang at the Bada Bing: jury told of strip club shooting | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Just seconds after two men crossed paths during a scuffle in Bada Bing, a Kings Cross strip club, one was shot in the shoulder, a jury has been told.
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Tax fraud charges against Wickenby duo cleared to go ahead

Tax fraud charges against Wickenby duo cleared to go ahead | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The NSW Supreme Court has reversed a crucial ruling in the Project Wickenby case, allowing the prosecution of two high-profile tax targets to proceed.
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Man punched by police officer awarded $129K

Man punched by police officer awarded $129K | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A Melbourne man who was punched in the face by a police officer is awarded damages.
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More jail call for arsonist

More jail call for arsonist | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Prosecutors are demanding a heavier jail sentence for a former volunteer firefighter who lit a catastrophic Black Saturday fire that killed 10 people.
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Child rapist's jail term cut on appeal

Child rapist's jail term cut on appeal | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A man who snatched a screaming six-year-old girl from her front yard near Wagga Wagga, raped her and later dropped her near her home and said "you can walk from here" has had more than two years cut from his minimum sentence.
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Fare evaders have field day as police take over train patrols

Fare evaders have field day as police take over train patrols | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The number of fines for dodging fares on Sydney trains has dropped by more than 75 per cent in recent months as the state government has dispensed with RailCorp's transit officers.
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Rolling coverage of committal hearing for Jill Meagher's accused killer Adrian Ernest Bayley

ROLLING COVERAGE: A WITNESS tells of hearing yelling, as court hears Jill accused killer admitted raping and strangling her.
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A rolling account of committal proceedings, but is graphic and may be upsetting for some.

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Drug-addled man killed four-year-old boy

The mother of a four-year-old boy, who was killed by her drug-addled partner, says she could only scream out her son's name when she found him blue in the face and lying on his bedroom floor, a court has heard.
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Criminal justice system faces four inquiries

Criminal justice system faces four inquiries | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
THE NSW government has established a series of inquiries aimed at finding ways of improving some of the most contentious parts of the state's criminal justice system.
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More drugs charges for port worker and bodybuilder

More drugs charges for port worker and bodybuilder | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Charges add to alleged organised crime links that have infiltrated Australia's waterfront.
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Darling Harbour drowning case flawed, court told

Darling Harbour drowning case flawed, court told | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The evidence of witnesses who identified a man charged with the pub brawl drowning death of another man is flawed, a court has heard.
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Bag snatcher jailed for more than two years

Bag snatcher jailed for more than two years | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A man who brazenly stole a bank bag to help a friend pay off a drug dealer has been jailed for more than two years.
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Why can't people commit crimes even if it is to help others?

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Police brace for bikie war

Police brace for bikie war | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Police are bracing for a bikie war following the attempted murder of Bandidos serjeant at arms, Toby Mitchell.
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Policewoman turned bikini model collected information for Ibrahim bouncer boyfriend

Policewoman turned bikini model collected information for Ibrahim bouncer boyfriend | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A Sydney policewoman illegally accessed the NSW Police database to get information for a Kings Cross bouncer who worked for the Ibrahim family, a court has heard.
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Sex monster's late night police phone call

Sex monster's late night police phone call | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
A barbaric sex offender on the run after bashing his partner has been in contact with police, but has not handed himself in.
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No 'special treatment' in Meagher case: Legal Aid

No 'special treatment' in Meagher case: Legal Aid | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
The head of Victoria Legal Aid denies reports that Jill Meagher's alleged murderer has been given "special treatment" legal representation as it cuts short funding for others accused of crimes.
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Prison population balloons under Baillieu

Prison population balloons under Baillieu | Criminal Law in Australia | Scoop.it
Victoria's prison population has ballooned under the Baillieu government's crackdown on law and order.
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