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Recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia

Recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia

Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

One of the world’s largest cannabis companies is positioning itself for recreational marijuana use to be made legal in Australia, amid fresh political debate about the proposed reform. Why we shouldn’t prohibit cannabis The adverse social consequences of banning marijuana may outweigh the benefits — and think of the money lost in the process, writes […]

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Commonwealth Bank’s financial advisers have charged dead clients for financial advice

Commonwealth Bank’s financial advisers have charged dead clients for financial advice

Miscellaneous

  Commonwealth Bank’s financial advisers have charged dead clients for financial advice – in one case for more than a decade – according to shocking evidence heard at the banking royal commission. The commission was given evidence from a 2015 document for CBA’s Count Financial business that showed multiple examples of financial advisers charging ongoing service […]

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Why do wealthy people shoplift? An insider interview…

Why do wealthy people shoplift? An insider interview…

Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

Why do wealthy people shoplift? Yesterday, a client told me she stole an $8 jar of olives from Whole Foods and we discussed it. It’s not that she can’t afford it. She’s an heiress. It’s not that she’s selfish. She says she gives generously to charity. She claims to usually be ethical and stresses that […]

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Early guilty pleas reform – Justice NSW

Early guilty pleas reform – Justice NSW

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Early guilty pleas reform Summary of reform Encouraging earlier guilty pleas will deliver swifter, more certain justice by reducing stress for victims and court delays. Key changes Early disclosure of evidence by the NSW Police Force. Senior prosecutors will review evidence and confirm the charges that will proceed as early as possible Mandatory criminal case […]

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Domestic violence in the household

Domestic violence in the household

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous, Recent Cases, Recent News

Domestic violence in the household By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence lawyers   Domestic violence can happen to anyone in any household, and can also occur in many forms and circumstances. In most cases, domestic violence results from an abuse of power or control from one person over another, which can result in horrific […]

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Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime

Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Miscellaneous

Diagnosed depression linked to violent crime, says Oxford University study Researchers find that while vast majority of patients are not violent, doctors’ focus tends to be on self-harm or suicide rather than violence  In the study, 3.7% of men and 0.5% of women committed a violent crime after being identified as clinically depressed, compared with […]

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Understanding Psychopathic Criminals

Understanding Psychopathic Criminals

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Psychopathy is highly correlated with criminal behavior and violence. In Psychopathy: An Important Forensic Concept for the 21st Century, the powerful connection between psychopathy and crime was well articulated Dr. Paul Babiak and his colleagues. The seminal 2012 FBI report states that 15-20 percent of the two million+ prisoners in the U.S., which are 90 percent male, are psychopaths […]

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“Freeze, it’s the Police…Or Is It?”

“Freeze, it’s the Police…Or Is It?”

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“Freeze, it’s the Police…Or Is It?” By Yavin Kumar @ Sydney Criminal Defence Lawyers In many situations including traffic accidents, cases of domestic violence and assault, search and rescue missions of missing persons, and murders, amongst other emergencies that may affect or concern the overall wellbeing of the community, it is quite often the case that […]

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Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Sexual abuse on prisoners with mental health

Assault, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Recent News

Prisoners with disabilities routinely face sexual, physical abuse: Human Rights Watch By the Specialist Reporting Team’s Naomi Selvaratnam and social affairs correspondent Norman Hermant abc news PHOTO: Human Rights Watch found people with disabilities make up almost 50 per cent of the prison population in Australia. (Supplied: Human Rights Watch) Pete’s first stint in youth detention left a deep and […]

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Margaret Archer sentenced for murder cover-up

Margaret Archer sentenced for murder cover-up

Assault, Criminal Law, Miscellaneous, Recent News

Margaret Archer to spend at least four years in prison for murder cover-up A South Australian woman who covered-up the murder of her son’s partner has been jailed for more than six years. Margaret Archer pleaded guilty to assisting her son Neil Archer when he murdered his fiancée in August 2015. Mr Archer strangled Jody […]

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