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            Drug Law Reform Debate
              

            Drug Law Reform Debate (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Illicit drug use in Australia is a significant justice, health, economic and social welfare issue. Relaxation of drug laws has been proposed by a number of reform groups, criminologists and commentators in response to concerns that existing government policies and criminal sancti...ons have been a failure. Opponents claim that such a relaxation of laws, including decriminalisation and legalisation, will remove the deterrent effect and increase drug use and unleash even greater drug-related problems into the community. This book examines the prevalence of illicit drug use, and presents a range of arguments in the drug policy reform debate. Should the law remain tough on drugs, or go softer on hard drugs? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index. Titles in the Issues in Society series are individual resource books which provide an overview on a specific subject comprised of facts and opinions. The information in this resource book is not from any single author, publication or organisation. The unique value of the Issues in Society series lies in its diversity of content and perspectives. The content comes from a wide variety of sources and includes: newspaper reports and opinion pieces, website fact sheets, magazine and journal articles, statistics and surveys, government reports, and literature from special interest groups.
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            ISBN 9781922084590
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            Published AU 28 Jul 2014
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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            Series Issues in Society
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            Walking On Water: A Life In The Law
              

            Walking On Water: A Life In The Law (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Porter, Chester

            Reflections and rumblings on human nature and the law from one of Australia's longest serving criminal defence barristers, once nicknamed 'The Smiling Funnelweb', Chester Porter QC. Chester Porter's life in the law began in 1948, when at the age of 21 he was the youngest lawyer t...o be admitted to the Bar. He took silk in 1974 and quickly became known as Sydney's best defence lawyer, shunning the courtroom theatricals favoured by many of his rivals.'Young Chester' was the man others would go to if they were in strife. Chester's most famous cases included successfully defending the 'once only's' such as Detective Sgt Roger Rogerson on bribery charges, and Judge John Foord who was accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice. He was counsel assisting the Northern Territory Commissions of Inquiry into the convictions of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain. After clocking up scores of legendary victories, some of Macquarie Street's more larrikin lawyers produced a limited edition t- shirt with 'Chester Porter Walks on Water'- a slogan that sums up an illustrious career that spanned more than 50 years. This is not merely a reflection of human nature at its worst but also an overview of how the law has changed and developed over the years. From the McDermott Royal Commission to the reform of forensic evidence and the future of the law in Australia, this is the long-awaited memoir from one of Australia's most respected QC's.
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            ISBN 9781742743646
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            Published AU 1 Apr 2011
            Publisher Penguin
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            Domestic and Family Violence
              

            Domestic and Family Violence (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Domestic violence refers to acts of violence that occur between people in an intimate relationship in domestic settings; family violence is a broader term referring to violence between family members as well as violence between intimate partners. These violent acts include physic...al, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. This book reveals the prevalence and causes of domestic and family violence, and explains ways of dealing with domestic abuse. Domestic violence is more than a crime, it is an abuse of power by someone in a position of trust. Are you safe in your own home? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781922084316
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            Published AU 20 Jan 2014
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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            Series Issues in Society
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            Youth Crime
              

            Youth Crime (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Young people aged between 15 and 19 years commit three times more offences than any other members of the Australian population. Certain types of offences are committed disproportionately by young people; juveniles are more likely than adults to come to the attention of police, fo...r a variety of reasons. Compared to adults, young people are also more at risk of a range of problems conducive to offending, including mental health problems, alcohol and other drug use, and peer pressure due to their immaturity and reliance on peer networks. What makes juvenile offenders different from adult offenders? When should children be responsible for their crimes? What kinds of diversionary measures are available to keep young offenders from detention and reduce the likelihood of re-offending into adulthood? This book presents the latest statistics on young offenders. It also provides an overview of the juvenile justice system in Australia, including current trends in the detention and diversion of young offenders.
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            ISBN 9781922084262
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            Published AU 29 Jul 2013
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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            Crime and Violence
              

            Crime and Violence (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Violent crime (homicide, assault, sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping) can be difficult to measure and respond to. Do greater alcohol restrictions and mandatory sentencing impact on violent street assaults? Is jailing offenders the most effective solution to reducing violence ...in society? This book examines the prevalence of recorded crime and victimisation in Australia and explores risks to personal safety, proposing a variety of responses to deal with violent crime. Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781922084712
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            Published AU 20 Apr 2015
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
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            Human Rights and Civil Liberties
              

            Human Rights and Civil Liberties (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            Protecting and promoting human rights, including civil liberties, is about making sure that basic safeguards for equality and fairness are in place so that we can prevent the violation of rights, and provide remedies when a violation does occur. Following a recent national consul...tation over a charter or bill of rights aimed at dealing with some controversial issues and emerging human rights principles, the Federal Government has decided it will not be introducing a Human Rights Act in Australia, but rather a new human rights framework. Protecting and promoting human rights requires balancing the interests of individuals and groups with the interests of society including security, public health and public order. This book examines Australia's human rights record and a range of opinions in the debate over adequate and appropriate human rights protection. Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781921507434
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            Published AU 29 Apr 2011
            Publisher THE SPINNEY PRESS
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Issues in Society
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            Rights and Redemption
             

            Rights and Redemption (EPUB ebook)

            By Curthoys, Ann; Genovese, Ann; Reilly, Alexander

            Examines the role of history in key Indigenous rights cases which occurred during the era of the Howard government, when Indigenous rights and the place of Aboriginal people in the national story were repudiated in a variety of government laws and policies.

            ISBN 9781742240411
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            Published AU 1 Apr 2008
            Publisher UNSW Press
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            Born In Hope: The early years of the Family Court of Australia
             

            Born In Hope: The early years of the Family Court of Australia (EPUB ebook)

            By Swain, Shurlee

            The Family Law Act of 1975 and the establishment of the Family Court of Australia the following year aimed to revolutionise the settlement of marital disputes in this country. Gone was the notion of divorce as a spectator sport, salacious media reports of unfaithful spouses and p...rivate investigators enlisted to stalk suspicious partners. But the court quickly became the focus of hostility, and many saw it as a failed experiment. Drawing on interviews with judges, lawyers and counsellors, this book challenges that notion of failure. It captures the complexity of the early years as the Family Court grappled with increasing media criticism and acts of violence never before seen in the Australian legal system. This intriguing oral history provides a deeper understanding of the legal institution which arguably impacts on a larger proportion of Australians than any other.
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            ISBN 9781742241319
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            Published AU 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher UNSW Press
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            Copyfight
             

            Copyfight (EPUB ebook)

            By McGuinness, Phillipa

            Writers, musicians, filmmakers, gamers, lawyers and academics talk about why copyright matters to them - or doesn't. We expect to be able to log on and read, watch or listen to anything, anywhere, anytime. Then copy it, share it, quote it, sample it, remix it. Does this le...ave writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists, and software and game developers with any rights at all? Have we forgotten how to pay for content? Are big corporations and copyright lawyers the only ones making money? Or are we looking in the wrong direction as illegal downloading becomes the biggest industry of all and copyright violation a way of life? In this provocative book John Birmingham, Linda Jaivin, Marc Fennell, Clem Bastow, Lindy Morrison, Imogen Banks, Dan Hunter, Angela Bowne and others fire up the copyright debate like never before.
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            ISBN 9781742242040
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            Published AU 1 May 2015
            Publisher NewSouth Books
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            Death of Labour Law?
             

            Death of Labour Law? (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Vranken, Martin

            Questions the relevance of labour law in Australia and other Western industrialised societies in the twenty-first century. This title retraces the birth and subsequent growth of labour law and argues that it is essentially a mechanism for employee protection, not labour market re...gulation.
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            ISBN 9780522859935
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            Published AU 15 Dec 2009
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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