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Child victims and witnesses should no longer appear in court, says Lord Judge

Child victims and witnesses should no longer appear in court, says Lord Judge | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
Former lord chief justice says children's physical presence in court is 'an antediluvian hangover from laughable far off days' Child victims and witnesses should no longer have to give evidence or be cross-examined in court, according to a former...

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Give young offenders speech and language therapy, urges Labour MP

Give young offenders speech and language therapy, urges Labour MP | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
Therapy, data sharing and 'banning the box' can help reintegrate ex-offenders into society, Labour conference hears Introducing speech and language therapy for young offenders would reduce re-offending and help them into employment on release,...

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Scrap short sentences for young offenders, says YJB study

Scrap short sentences for young offenders, says YJB study | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it

Minimum sentences of 12 months for young offenders have been proposed after a study found that short sentences have little impact.


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Barry O'Farrell faced with social media backlash over alcohol laws

Barry O'Farrell faced with social media backlash over alcohol laws | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
Young partygoers have ridiculed the NSW government's raft of measures to tackle alcohol-related violence, accusing Premier Barry O'Farrell of killing the city's nightlife and vowing to post petitions on the doors of nightclubs.

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Drinking culture unacceptable, says NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell

Drinking culture unacceptable, says NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell believes Australia has an "unacceptable" drinking culture.

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... but doesn't seem to think it as much of a problem as synthetics.

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Siblings of young offenders also need intervention and support | Carlene Firmin

Siblings of young offenders also need intervention and support | Carlene Firmin | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
All too often services work with young people who have come to the attention of police, but not with their sisters and brothers who risk being drawn into offending The year opened with a news story about Spozhmai, a 10-year-old girl apparently...

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Restorative justice can drastically reduce need to restrain young offenders - The Guardian

Restorative justice can drastically reduce need to restrain young offenders - The Guardian | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
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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 | International Criminal Law A.M. | 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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Barry O'Farrell appalled at Hells Angel bikie bail decision

Barry O'Farrell appalled at Hells Angel bikie bail decision | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
AN "appalled and angry" New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell has launched a blistering attack on the judiciary after a Hells Angels bikie accused of torching a police paddy wagon was freed on bail.
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Federal Government Announces Support for State Laws Protecting Sharks : The Humane Society of the United States

Federal Government Announces Support for State Laws Protecting Sharks : The Humane Society of the United States | International Criminal Law A.M. | Scoop.it
The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced that state laws to combat shark finning are not preempted by federal law, a welcome change in course from its previous position that jeopardized these important state laws to protect shark populations.

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