Articles by Dr Hadeel Al-Alosi

Dr Hadeel Al-Alosi is a Lawyer and University Lecturer in Criminal Law. She has a phD in Law from the University of New South Wales, has been published extensively in a range of peer-reviewed law journals and is an expert in domestic violence and child abuse issues.

White Collar Crime

What is White Collar Crime?


White-collar crime is not a new term. Edwin Sutherland, a North American criminologist, coined the term in 1949 to describe crimes committed by an individual, or groups of individuals, against a company or business. There have been calls for heavier penalties and longer terms of imprisonment to punish offenders who commit white collar crimes. Indeed, …
Free hate speech

Getting Tough on Hate Speech: Section 93Z of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW)


Five years on from its initial proposal, the New South Wales Government has finally strengthened the state’s laws against hate speech. On 21 June 2018, the NSW Parliament passed the Crimes Amendment (Publicly Threatening and Inciting Violence) Bill. The object of the law is “to create an offence of publicly threatening or inciting violence on …