Jurisdiction Spotlight: Australia

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Title Jurisdiction Spotlight: Australia
Author Hufnagel, Saskia
Journal Name Journal of Commonwealth Criminal Law
Editor A.Ashworth, Jonathan Burchell, Bernadette McSherry, Warren Brookbanks, Kris Gledhill, David Paciocco
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Association of Commonwealth Criminal Lawyers
Abstract This article focuses on three important recent trends in the development of the criminal law in Australia: first, the harmonisation and federalisation of criminal law; secondly, the enactment of sometimes controversial terrorism offences in the wake of the “war on terror”; and thirdly, the making of new laws to deal with organised crime. The last two decades in particular, have seen a move towards greater harmonisation and the creation of new federal offences, particularly in the areas of terrorism, serious and organised crime, and cybercrime. This article discusses both the domestic and international impact of these developments. In order to understand the way criminal law operates, and has developed, in Australia, it is important first to summarise Australia‟s particular federal constitutional framework.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acclawyers.org/journal/
Alternative URI http://www.acclawyers.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/7-Hufnagel-Australia-2011-JCCL-132.pdf
Volume 2011
Issue Number 1
Page from 132
Page to 150
ISSN 2047-0452
Date Accessioned 2011-06-17
Date Available 2012-02-10T01:53:27Z
Language en_US
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Criminal Law
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42253
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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