In case you’ve missed any of them, here’s a rundown of the past week’s articles:
Political Prejudice Shapes Perceptions of Crime
The political climate of a person’s late teens and early twenties shapes their perceptions of crime and criminals for the rest of their lives.
Despite Rising Rights Awareness, Programs of Cultural Genocide Continue Globally
Populations across the globe such as West Papuans, Uyghurs, Tibetans and Rohingya continue to live under highly oppressive regimes.
NRL Star Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault
Former Parramatta Eels star Jarryd Hayne was granted conditional police bail overnight after being charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault.
Challenging the NSW Police Shutdown: An Interview With Bohemian Beatfreaks’ Erik Lamir-Pike
Organisers of the music festival have launched legal action against the NSW Police Force for trying to shut it down.
NSW Magistrate Faces Misconduct Hearing
The magistrate is accused of misusing her position and causing injustice.
Is it Legal to Eat or Drink While Driving in NSW?
A Perth driver was fined for eating cereal while driving.
Drug Supply Sentence Reduced as Little Known About Substance
The appeals court reduced the sentence for a man who pleaded guilty to supplying a prohibited drug about which little is known.
Parramatta Justice Precinct: The New Heart of the Sydney’s Legal System
Parramatta’s legal precinct has grown, and grown..
Penalty for Arson to Increase in New South Wales
The maximum penalty for causing a fire which spreads is set to increase to 25 years in prison.
Guards Who Have Sex with Inmates Now Face Prison
Corrections officers who engage in “sexual conduct or an intimate relationship” with inmates now face prison time themselves.
Facebook Under Fire for Failing to Prevent Child-Bride Auction
The social media platform was used to sell a child-bride for cows, cars and money.
Banking Royal Commission to Get More Funding
The government says it’s spending an extra $50 million to help make banks responsible for their misconduct.
Victorian Liberals Vow to Shut Down Life-Saving Injecting Facility
Victorian Liberal Party Leader Matthew Guy says he will shut down the Richmond safe injecting room if he wins the election: a move that could cost lives.
Police Officer Guilty of Assault
A police officer has been found guilty of assault after a handcuffed woman was dragged on the floor of a police station, kicked, stomped-on and stripped from the waist down in the presence of males.
NSW Police Are Illegally Strip-Searching Aboriginal Kids
A lawyer from the Aboriginal Legal Service has reported that police are strip-searching children as young as 11.
Legalising Cannabis Does Not Lead to a Rise in Crime
An extensive 25 year study from the United States found that legalising cannabis did not lead to an increase in violent or property crime.
“The Final Nail”: Block Redevelopment to Expand With No Aboriginal Housing
A scheme that dispossesses tenants without providing alternative affordable housing has been called “the final nail in the coffin for… [the local Aboriginal] community”.
Does Watching Aggressive Sport Increase the Likelihood of Violence?
A number of studies have attempted to determine whether there is a link between observing aggression in sport and engaging in violence.
Fighting Police Corruption: An Interview With Former Queensland Sergeant Rick Flori
Officer Flori was criminally prosecuted for allegedly leaking footage of his colleagues bashing a man in a police station car park.
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