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Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process of NSW e7

Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process of NSW e7

By David Brown, David Farrier, Luke McNamara, Alex Steel, Michael Grewcock, Julia Quilter, Melanie Schwartz, Thalia Anthony and Arlie Loughnan

This edition maintains the distinctive features which have established the book as a leading work for 30 years. It features an expanded author team with expertise across criminal law, criminalisation theory, policing, criminology and crime policy. It has been completely updated to take account of important new legislation, case law and policy. It incorporates insights from the latest research on the impact of criminal laws and the associated practices of police, prosecutors, courts and prisons.

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    The 7th edition of Criminal Laws maintains the distinctive features which have established the book as a leading Australian work for 30 years. The new edition features an expanded author team with expertise across criminal law, criminalisation theory, policing, criminology and crime policy. Criminal Laws has been completely updated to take account of important new legislation, case law and policy. It incorporates insights from the latest research on the impact of criminal laws and the associated practices of police, prosecutors, courts and prisons.

    As one review put it, this text is simultaneously a “textbook, casebook, handbook and reference work”. As such it is ideal for criminal law and criminal justice courses as a teaching text, combining as it does primary sources with extensive critical commentary and a contextual perspective. It is likewise indispensable to practitioners for its detailed coverage of substantive law and its extensive references and inter-disciplinary approach make it a first point of call for researchers from all disciplines.

    Highlights of the 7th edition include discussion and analysis of:

    new offences to address technology-facilitated gendered violence and harassment;

    changes to domestic violence prevention law and policy;

    recent developments in the interpretation and operation of sexual assault laws, including the Lazarus case;

    latest developments in homicide law, including the new offence of supply of drugs causing death;

    expanded and updated analysis of the offence of ‘habitually consorting’ and other developments in pre-emptive association-based criminalisation;

    major changes to sentencing law and practice, including the abolition of suspended sentences;

    controversies over police powers and practices including use of sniffer dogs, strip searches and mobile phone searches;

    important criminal law and sentencing decisions from the High Court of Australia and the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, including while maintaining the book’s long- standing commitment to featuring judgments from the Local Court magistrates and District Court judges;

    the findings and recommendations of recent Royal Commissions, law reform commission inquiries and other investigations;

    changes driven by technology and ‘efficiency’, including the growth of ‘on the spot’ fines as a method of criminal law enforcement, and increasing reliance on audio-visual links (AVL) in lieu of the defendant’s physical presence in the courtroom;

    up-to-date statistics on reported crime and criminal law enforcement practices, combined with narrative and other qualitative forms that illuminate the lived experience of crime victims, accused persons and offenders;

    developments in criminal law scholarship, including critiques of ‘algorithmic justice’, empirical research on criminalisation as a public policy mechanism and work that challenges the conventional understanding of fines as a benign form of punishment;

    the burgeoning market for true crime podcasts, including the implications for addressing miscarriages of justice.

  • About the author

    Professor David Brown

    Professor David Brown is Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has been active in criminal justice movements, issues and debates for over four decades and has served as a part-time NSW Law Reform Commissioner.

    He has published widely in the fields of criminal law, criminology, criminal justice and penology, with 44 chapters in books and over 160 articles and conference proceedings published. He has co-authored or co-edited The Prison Struggle (1982); The Judgments of Lionel Murphy (1986); Death in the Hands of the State (1988); Criminal Laws in seven editions (1990), (1996), (2001), (2006), (2011), (2015) and (2020); Rethinking Law and Order (1998); Prisoners as Citizens (2002); The New Punitiveness (2005); Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration (2013), and Justice Reinvestment: Winding Back Imprisonment (2015).


    Emeritus Professor David Farrier

    David Farrier is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Wollongong. He has taught at universities in England, Africa and Australia (UNSW). His primary research interest lies in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, where he has been supported by grants from the Australian Research Council and has carried out consultancies for the IUCN.

    David has retained a deep interest in criminal law, was one of the original authors, and continues to be an author of Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process of New South Wales. He is a lifetime Honorary Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia.


    Professor Luke McNamara

    Luke McNamara is Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. His current research focuses on the deployment of criminalisation as a public policy tool, with a focus on public order and anti-social behaviour. Recent articles have appeared in Criminology and Criminal Justice, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, New Criminal Law Review, UNSW Law Journal, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Criminal Law Journal and Current Issues in Criminal Justice. He has been involved in Criminal Laws since the 2nd edition (1996).


    Professor Alex Steel

    Professor Alex Steel researches and teaches in legal education and criminal law at UNSW Law.
    He is currently Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor Education.

    Alex is an internationally recognised legal academic with interests in both criminal law and legal education. In the criminal law field he has published widely on property and dishonesty and identity crimes. Alex has also produced detailed law reform reports for Government and makes regular submissions to law reform bodies. Alex has been a member of the Criminal Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association and has been an expert advisor to the NSW Law Reform Commission. He was previously a Consultant to the NSW Attorney General's Department, Criminal Law Review Division.

    His legal education publications range across the pedagogy and regulation of legal education, curriculum design, assessment practices and student wellbeing. He has particular interests in student assessment and learning strategies.

    He has numerous teaching awards including a Commonwealth Government Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Alex was previously Associate Dean in the Law Faculty and co-convenor of the national Legal Education Associate Deans (LEAD) Network. He is a foundation member of the UNSW Scientia Education Academy, and former Director.


    Dr Michael Grewcock

    Dr Michael Grewcock teaches criminal law and criminology at UNSW Law. He previously worked as a solicitor and researcher in London for 13 years specialising in criminal, prison and immigration law. He also spent three years working as a legal and policy officer for the Howard League for Penal Reform, focusing mainly on teenagers in the criminal justice system. More recently, his research interests have shifted towards border policing, police powers and state crime. He is the author of Border Crimes: Australia’s War on Illicit Migrants (2009) and a co-author of Criminal Laws 5th and 6th editions. He is a member of the Editorial Board and Reviews Editor of the State Crime Journal and the Editorial Advisory Group of the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice.


    Dr Julia Quilter

    Dr Julia Quilter is an Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of Wollongong. She brings a unique multi-disciplinary background in critical theory, gender, law and legal practice to her current research on criminal law and criminal justice policy. She has published widely on legal responses to alcohol-related violence, public order and sexual assault. She joined UOW in 2010 after practising for over a decade as a solicitor and barrister primarily in criminal law including at the NSW Office of the Solicitor General and Crown Advocate and the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office.


    Melanie Schwartz

    Melanie Schwartz is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law, where she teaches criminal law, advanced criminal law and in the Faculty's Indigenous access programs. Her research interests centre around legal issues affecting Indigenous communities, access to justice, the prison and justice reinvestment.


    Dr Thalia Anthony

    Dr Thalia Anthony is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Technology Sydney.

    Thalia’s research relates to relationships between colonisation, the criminal justice system and Indigenous people. Her research is grounded in collaborations with Aboriginal organisations, including through several Australian Research Council projects.

    She served on the Steering Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Rates of Indigenous Incarceration Inquiry (2017) and has worked on a number of Royal Commissions (2013-14, 2017), coronial inquests for deaths in custody (2017-19) and Aboriginal Legal Service justice projects (2014-19).

    Her major books include Indigenous People, Crime and Punishment (2013) and Decolonising Criminology: Imagining Justice in a Postcolonial World (2019).


    Dr Arlie Loughnan

    Dr Arlie Loughnan is Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Law Theory at the University of Sydney and Co-Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology. Arlie joined the University of Sydney in 2007. She holds degrees from the University of Sydney, New York University and London School of Economics. Arlie’s research concerns the history and theory of criminal law, and she teaches Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law and Philosophy of Criminal Law. She is the author of Self, Others and the State: Relations of Criminal Responsibility (2020) and Manifest Madness: Mental Incapacity in Criminal law (2012).

  • Product details

    ISBN: 9781760021795

    Published: 2020

    Format: Softcover

  • Table of contents

    Preface to the Seventh Edition 
    Acknowledgements 
    Table of Cases 
    Table of Statutes

    Some Themes 
    Criminalisation and Penality 
    Components of Criminal Offences 
    The Criminal Process 
    Police and the Criminal Process 
    Public Order Offences 
    Assault 
    Sexual Assault 
    Homicide: Murder and Involuntary Manslaughter 
    Defences 
    Dishonest Acquisition 
    Drugs Offences 
    Extending Criminal Liability: Complicity, Conspiracy and Association 
    Sentencing

    Index

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