International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy



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Bias crime policing: 'The Graveyard Shift'

Bias crime is crime that is motivated by prejudice or bias towards an attribute of the victim, such as race, religion or sexuality. Police have been criticised for failing to take bias crime seriously, and there is a pressing need to understand the reasons for...
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The Domestic Violence Protection Order system as entry to the criminal justice system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This research shows that a disproportionate number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people are named on DVOs, charged with contraventions of DVOs and significantly more likely than non-Indigenous people to receive a sentence of imprisonment for a contravention of a DVO, compared to...
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‘Look no further than the exterior’: corruption and disaster in New Zealand?

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.
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Criminalising institutional failures to prevent, identify or react to child sexual abuse

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.
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‘The very foundations of any system of criminal justice’: criminal responsibility in the Australian Model Criminal Code

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...
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