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This article takes the form of a response to the National Centre for Socio-Legal Studies’ evaluation of the Victorian Youth Attendance Order. Referring to previous research which has warned of the dangers of up-tariffing, lack of purpose, custodial jeopardy and the re-offending rates found in...
Until recently, criminal matters finalised by way of a trial in the NSW District Court have been the subject of substantial delays. In 1990–93, there was a significant drop in the backlog of trial cases pending in the court but the corresponding reduction in trial court delay has been less...
John Braithwaite's ‘republican theory of criminology’ (1989) claims to offer a new general theory of crime, an account of ‘the good society’ and a set of policy prescriptions for effective crime control. Along the way he has spelt out a moral theory grounded in communitarianism, and refined his...
Recent research in criminology has taken up the question of the representation of crime. This article seeks to show, by means of a case study, that the question of representation should be addressed less in terms of its correspondence to reality, but rather in terms of its own structures. These...
This article explores the way two Melbourne daily newspapers reported the fatal police shooting of Graeme Jensen on 11 October 1988. In particular, the article examines how the newspapers dealt with reporting police suspicions about Graeme Jensen's involvement in criminal activities and the...
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