International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Journal article

14 Nov 2017

Transparency International considers New Zealand the least corrupt country in the world. This article takes a critical stance towards their global classification, arguing that it is a perceptions-based measure that ignores the private sector.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article explores cases in which Indigenous defendants have perceived that an all-white jury’s prejudice against Indigenous people would prevent them receiving a fair trial, and draws comparisons with the United States and Canada.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article argues that legal professionals need to have information about how to utilise Victoria's new family violence provisions as well as ongoing training and professional development to promote consistent understandings of family violence across the criminal justice system.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article argues that the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse provides ample evidence of why organisations can and should be criminalised for systemic failures.

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

The Model Criminal Code (MCC) was intended to be a Code for all Australian jurisdictions. This paper assesses the MCC as a criminal law reform project and explores questions of how the MCC came into being, and why it took shape in certain ways at...

Journal article

1 Sep 2017

This article examines Australia's idiosyncratic approach to the criminalisation of drug driving, highlighting its weak correlation with the important road safety objective of deterring substance-impaired driving, and the risks of both over- and under-criminalisation that it creates.

Journal article

22 May 2017

This article explores the potential for an interdisciplinary concept of digital society to expand and inspire innovative crime and justice scholarship within an emerging field of ‘digital criminology’.

Journal article

2 May 2013

This article explores the criminalisation and governance of sexting among young people.

While the focus is on Australian jurisdictions, the article places debates and anxieties about sexting and young people in a broader analysis around concerns about new technologies, child sexual abuse, and the...

Journal article

2 May 2013

Within criminology and criminal law the reception of post-9/11 counter-terrorist law has generally been critical, if not hostile. The undeniable proliferation of preventive statutes has been regarded as incompatible with conventional liberal norms and as dangerously innovative in its embrace of new strategies of control....

Research report

14 Nov 2012

This article examines whether prevention in anti‐terror law is distinct from prevention in other areas of Australian law.

The move towards prevention in domestic anti-terror law and policy was initially justified as an exceptional response to the exceptional threat of transnational terrorism...