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David McCulloch

David McCulloch
David McCulloch has spent years assisting Australian prison inmates and immigration detainees, collaborated with management and academics to establish a Nordic-style recidivism reduction program, written extensively on the history of criminal law and the inequities that plague the criminal justice system and been involved in law-related podcasts and television programs.

Airbags That Kill: Can Manufacturers Be Found Guilty of a Criminal Offence?

This article refers to a recent Australian announcement of yet another fatal airbag concern, and although the investigation is in its early stages, we shall explore the company involved and revisit the previous situation with the Japanese company Takata corporation,...

The History of Currency Counterfeiting and Evolution of Counterfeiting Offences

This article is the first in a series of counterfeiting, with a different subject to be discussed in subsequent articles.  Today’s subject is on counterfeiting currency, both coinage and banknotes, notwithstanding items such as ingots and a specific sea shell...

The Criminal Offence of Treason: Definition, Evolution and Political Application

Treason has for hundreds of years been considered one of the most serious offences that a person can commit. Whilst the criminal offence of treason dates at least as far back as Roman times, the vagaries and inconsistencies in what...

The Offence of Fraud: Companies Generate Billions Without Criminal Consequences

This is the first in a series of 3 articles on the criminal offence of fraud. This article will focus on the history of fraud, and outline the conduct of those who engaged in the offence in what is arguably the...

White-Collar Crime: Definition, Categories, Evolution and Notable Cases

This article will endeavour to define what is regarded as white collar crime and explore a portion of the multitude of white-collar crimes through the ages, from the litany of the broad variety of crimes which form this type offending....

Terrorism Offences: History, Motivations and Current Laws

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American Philosopher Michael Walzer opined in 2002 that, “Terrorism is the deliberate killing of innocent people, at random, to spread fear through a whole population and force the hand of its political leaders.”  And while his opinion is not consistent...

The Offence of Perverting the Course of Justice: History and Current Laws

Engaging in conduct which actually results in, or is intended to result in, justice not being achieved has always been treated seriously by the criminal justice system - historically attracting sentences as serious as death. In New South Wales, the...

Offences Against Endangering an Aircraft in Australia

Aircrafts have evolved to become an integral part of modern life, transporting us from city to city and country to country for employment, business and other economic reasons, as well as enabling us to unwind and explore the globe. But...

Road Rage: Prevalence, Causes, Consequences and Potential Criminal Offences

This article will discuss what causes road rage particularly the psychological and psychiatric aspects followed by contributing factors to this violent and potentially murderous phenomenon.  From there we shall refer to the prevalence of road rage citing predominantly such events...

The Australian Government’s Improper Use of Espionage Charges

This article will outline the accused businessman Alexander Csergo’s appearance in court recently following up one of our articles titled espionage and foreign interference offences in Australia and detail the specific allegations.  From there it will show how a former...
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