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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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            The Crime and Punishment Debate
              

            The Crime and Punishment Debate (PDF ebook)

            Edited by Healey, Justin

            The aim of imprisonment is to prevent crime and enhance community safety by removing offenders from the public sphere and deterring potential offenders, as well as meeting society's need for reparation and retribution for crimes committed. However, while a period of imprisonment ...may deter some people from re-offending, it can also foster in others further criminal behaviour. Since 1989, the imprisonment rate has increased by around two-thirds; currently almost 40 per cent of Australian prisoners released after serving their sentence return to jail within two years. This book examines crime and incarceration in Australia - does it work as deterrent or rehabilitation - or is it simply ineffective retribution? A range of opinions are presented, which canvas a number of justice issues including harsher sentencing and longer jail terms, overcrowding in prisons, tough-on-crime policies, public perceptions of crime and safety, indigenous over-representation, intervention programs and prison reforms. Does being tough on crime pay? Also includes: worksheets and activities, fast facts, glossary, web links, index.
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            ISBN 9781921507496
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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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            Is That a Fact?
             

            Is That a Fact? (EPUB ebook)

            By Barron, John

            Get all the facts ... if you can handle the truth. Does Australia take the highest number of refugees per capita in the world? Are vegetarians slimmer than meat eaters? Is Clive Palmer really a billionaire ... Every day the ABC Fact Check unit listens to scores of claims being ma...de in the news and asks, 'can that be true?'. they check the facts, talk to the experts and bring you the right answer. In this compact new book the Fact Check team, headed by ABC journalist and broadcaster John Barron, pull together the facts on over one hundred burning questions. Whether shark culls really work, is Australia's debt out of control, or whether any political party really has created a million new jobs. They also tackle the fact check zombies; the disproven claims which simply will not die, and they target the public figures who play fast and loose with the truth. Fun, informative and most importantly, trustworthy. this is a book for everyone who's ever wondered if the facts are out there...
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            ISBN 9781460704646
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            Language en
            Published AU 24 Nov 2014
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Series Issues in Society
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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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            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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            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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            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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            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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