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Crime, Justice & the Law

The Criminal justice system includes government institutions, the courts, police and corrections, responsible for upholding the law, deterring and mitigating crime, or punishing those who violate laws with criminal penalties or other sanctions. Articles here also discuss the relationship between government and the criminal justice institutions. 

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Mark Solomons and Steve Cannane - ABC Lateline report: Senior Barrister stripped of Government brief

In Feruary 2014 a senior barrister had his brief to act for the Queensland Government taken away just days after he criticised the LNP administrati... More »

ABC radio panel discussion on the 'separation of powers'

A panel of experts, moderated by Paul Barclay, discuss the doctrine of the 'separation of powers' on Radio National'... More »

Alex McKean argues that Campbell Newman is turning back the clock in Queensland corruption fight

In May 2014 Alex McKean argued in The Conversation that Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie and Premier Campbell Newman are defying lessons from other ... More »

Dr Terry Goldsworthy on the VLAD bikie laws

Dr Terry Goldsworthy argued in The Conversation, in Feburary 2014, that in an attempt to convince the public of the threat – and the need for... More »

21 Feb 2014

Video of Michelle James: Lawyers' 'great concerns about the LNP'

Michelle James, President of Australian Lawyers Alliance, says on the video that the Queensland LNP creates the 'impression there is political inte... More »

Michelle James responds to Newman's attacks on the judiciary

On 7 February 2014, in the Brisbane Times, Michelle James, Brisbane law... More »

7 Feb 2014

Dr Howard Guille, on Queensland's VLAD legislation

Queensland Parliament passed the Vicious Lawless Associates Disestablishment Act (VLAD) and two related Bills, the Tattoo Parlours Bill and the Cri... More »

27 Feb 2014

Professor Roger Scott: 'Lapdogs and Watchdogs'

Roger Scott's article, published in the Australasian Parliamentary Review (Spring 2013), on the political turmoil over the Parliamentary Crime and ... More »

27 Feb 2014

Professor Paul Mazerolle: 'Beyond the Common-Sense Revolution in Crime and Justice Policy Making'

In his address at the launch of the Ryan Foundation in February 2014, Professor Mazerolle said that most people who ... More »

4 Apr 2014

 
 

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