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Law reform targeting crime and disorder


Bartels, L and Sarre, R, Law reform targeting crime and disorder, The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice, Springer International Publishing AG, A Deckert, R Sarre (ed), Switzerland, pp. 95-109. ISBN 9783319557465 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55747-2_7


This chapter presents a brief overview of some key law reform developments and other legislative initiatives recently passed into law in Australia. We discuss significant changes to the law on bail, evidentiary rules, sentencing, and legislation targeting one-punch deaths and cybercrime. We also examine laws designed to limit the activities of outlaw motorcycle ("bikie") gangs and suspected terrorists. Our discussion highlights the importance of criminologists critically examining new measures with a view to providing an evaluation of the likely results. In particular, as criminologists, our role should include providing legislators and policy makers with ongoing advice, feedback, and, where appropriate, criticism of their efforts to shape the criminal law and field of criminal justice more generally.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:law reform, legislation, motorcycle gangs, suspected terrorists, one-punch deaths
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law reform
UTAS Author:Bartels, L (Ms Lorana Bartels)
ID Code:125864
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-05-10
Last Modified:2018-12-14

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