Tag Archives: Crime and Justice

Australia: Call for end of juries in new book: ‘Presumed Guilty’

Originally posted on Wrongful Convictions Blog:
A veteran reporter in Western Australia, Bret Christian, has written a new book entitled ‘Presumed Guilty’. In promoting the book, he has given an interesting radio interview where he calls for the abolition of…

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Prisoners may be given ‘community service’ sentences in UAE

The UAE will soon adopt the alternative penalties law, said Dr. Jamal Al Sumaiti, Director General of Dubai Judicial Institute as reported Emarat al Youm. He said that the bill on alternative measures like ‘community service’ in cases of misdemeanors … Continue reading

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UK – Criminal record checks to be relaxed

Thousands of job applicants will no longer have to face their criminal past being disclosed to employers, under changes announced by the Home Office. Old and minor cautions and convictions will be filtered out of the information revealed in applications … Continue reading

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Contrasts in Punishment

Why do some modern societies punish their offenders differently to others? Why are some more punitive and others more tolerant in their approach to offending and how can these differences be explained? Based on extensive historical analysis and fieldwork in … Continue reading

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