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One Nation Senator Referred to High Court

by Paul Gregoire
Australian attorney-general George Brandis announced on Wednesday that the Coalition plans to refer One Nation senator Rod Culleton to a High Court probe on Monday. The investigation will consider whether the Western Australian senator was eligible to be elected to...

Beware: Supermarket Giants Are Cracking Down on Shoplifting

by Sonia Hickey & Ugur Nedim
Fed up with shoppers stealing from its self-serve checkouts, supermarket giant Coles is considering the introduction of new technology to tackle shoplifting. The proposed new scanning machines will use advanced recognition software to identify specific fruits at vegetables by their...

The Profile of a Shoplifter

by Zeb Holmes
There has been a great deal of media attention on the recent rise in supermarket shoplifting, with this form of larceny being made easier by the advent of self-serve checkouts. ANU criminologist Emmeline Taylor says anonymous surveys suggest that up...

Controlling Youth Crime: Victorian Summit May Lead to Results

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Crime and youth experts have attended a Victoria Police Summit aimed at addressing issue of youth violence. The Summit was held in response to a spike in property and violent crimes – including car jackings, burglaries and larceny offences –...

Criminal Conviction a Problem for One Nation Senator

by Ugur Nedim
This week started with drama for newly elected Western Australian senator, Rodney Culleton, when he was arrested on Monday by Armidale police. The story so far… There has been an outstanding warrant for the Senator’s arrest for several months, issued...

KickAss Torrents Kicked Out of the Market

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
The man behind a popular file-sharing site is the subject of criminal charges in the US for copyright infringement and money laundering. 30-year-old Ukrainian, Artem Vaulin, is alleged to be the mastermind behind Kickass Torrents or ‘KAT’. Vaulin has been...

Shoplifting: Easier to Commit and Justify than Ever Before

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Criminologists are concerned that self-service checkouts are gradually normalising the act of shoplifting. Easier to Steal Professor Larry Neale from Queensland University of Technology’s business school believes the absence of humans at every checkout makes the act of stealing easier...

If It Smells Like Sh#%, You Must Acquit

by Ugur Nedim
How could anyone forget American defence lawyer Johnny Cochran’s legendary line, ‘If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit’? There are all sorts of explanations about why the glove produced as an exhibit during the trial of OJ Simpson didn’t fit –...

Do I Look Good in This? Man Sentenced for Stealing Barristers’ Outfit

by Ugur Nedim
The CCTV footage shows a man dressed as a barrister walking along the corridors of Geelong Magistrates Court, which would not normally cause any concern. But the problem is, it is the middle of the night, and the man in...

Examples of Why Crime Doesn’t Pay

by Sydney Criminal Lawyers
Just for laughs, we’ve rounded up some of the funniest (attempted) offences from around the globe. 1. A low high A trio of thieves breaking into a home discovered three jars of cocaine, and couldn’t believe their luck! They took...
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