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Electronic monitoring undermines rehabilitation
Electronic monitoring undermines rehabilitation

 Karin Derkley 08 Jun 2018

Tracking young parolees with electronic bracelets may undermine the objective of rehabilitation that is a fundamental principle of juvenile justice, youth justice experts say.

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Courts should make the call on diversion
Courts should make the call on diversion

 Karin Derkley 21 May 2018

Not referring people charged with low level offences to a diversion program was a “wasted opportunity” for them to make changes in their lives, a Law Week forum was told last week...

 

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Pesutto on law and order
Pesutto on law and order

 Karin Derkley 15 May 2018

Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto believes there is a "pronounced discordance" between the legal sector and the general public...

 

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Support needed to stop revolving door of prison
Support needed to stop revolving door of prison

 Karin Derkley 08 May 2018

Ex-prisoners are doomed to return to jail unless they get post-release support that helps keep them on the straight and narrow, says Deakin University's Professor Joe Graffam.

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Unsolicited
Unsolicited

 Law Institute Journal 03 Apr 2018

2020 and beyond: The imminent sale of the LIV building at 470 Bourke Street, Melbourne is a significant event in the life of the LIV...

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Crime down, but more in prison
Crime down, but more in prison

 Karin Derkley 09 Feb 2018

Crime rates in Victoria are down, but prisoner numbers are up, according to two recent reports...

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Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme
Victoria Police Restorative Engagement and Redress Scheme

 Criminal Law Section 26 May 2017

The LIV welcomes the Department of Justice and Regulation's inquiry into the merit and form of a restorative engagement...

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Time to remove stigma of old minor offences records – LIV
Time to remove stigma of old minor offences records – LIV

 LIV Media 19 May 2017

The Law Institute of Victoria is urging the state government to consider legislation for a spent convictions scheme in Victoria...

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Review of Victoria's Bail System
Review of Victoria's Bail System

 Criminal Law Section 31 Mar 2017

The LIV's Review of Victoria's Bail System submission was prepared in response to the Victorian Government's decision to review Victoria's Bail System.

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LIV welcomes stronger protections for young detainees
LIV welcomes stronger protections for young detainees

 LIV Media 10 Feb 2017

The LIV welcomes the announcement by the Attorney General that the federal government will ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention...

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Remembering Ronald Ryan
Remembering Ronald Ryan

 Kathy Laster 01 Feb 2017

Through his death, the last man executed in Australia provided the impetus for the end of the death penalty. It is the 50th anniversary of the execution of Ronald Ryan...

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The LIV view on mandatory sentencing and community based orders
The LIV view on mandatory sentencing and community based orders

 LIV President Steven Sapountsis 24 Nov 2016

Recent renewed media headlines about governments needing to get even tougher on crime...

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Review of infringement regulations
Review of infringement regulations

 Clara Bradley 18 Apr 2016

The LIV submits that the current fines system has entrenched further disadvantage and criminalised poverty for vulnerable...

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