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Resources and references

This reference list both acknowledges and attributes the original authors and sources of the legal information provided in this part of the course. It also provides a useful list of resources if you want to learn more about this area of the law.

Websites

Fitzroy Legal Service Inc. The Law Handbook Online, ‘fines, infringements and criminal law’ http://www.lawhandbook.org.au/2016_03_00_00_fines_infringements_and_criminal_law

Judicial College of Victoria, Victorian Criminal Charge Book, (updated, 11 August 2016) http://www.judicialcollege.vic.edu.au/publications/victorian-criminal-charge-book

Slades & Parsons: Criminal Law, What is the Main Objective of Criminal Law? (online) http://www.sladesparsons.com.au/what-is-the-main-objective-of-criminal-law

FindLaw Australia, Criminal law: ‘mens rea’ and the guilty mind, (online) http://www.findlaw.com.au/articles/4487/criminal-law-mens-rea-and-the-guilty-mind.aspx

Australian Government, Australian Law Reform Commission, Strict and Absolute Liability: A common law principle (online) https://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/common-law-principle-0

Victorian Government, Sentencing Advisory Council, Sentencing Law in Victoria, (online) https://www.sentencingcouncil.vic.gov.au/about-sentencing/sentencing-law-victoria

Victorian Government, Victorian Law Reform Commission, The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Process: Information Paper 1, History, Concepts and Theory (May 2015), available at: http://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/Role_of_Victims_of_Crime_Info_Paper_1_web.pdf

Victorian Government, Victoria Law Foundation, Victoria’s legal system: An introduction to the legal system in Victoria, (2014), available at: http://www.victorialawfoundation.org.au/sites/default/files/resources/victoriaslegalsystem2016.pdf

Victorian Government, Victorian Law Reform Commission, Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997: Final Report, (2013), available at: http://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/Review_of_the_Crimes_Mental_Impairment_and_Unfitness_to_be_Tried_Act_0.pdf

Publications

Mark Findlay, Problems for the Criminal Law, (Oxford University Press, 2001).

David Field, Crimes that shaped the law, (LexisNexis Butterworths Australia, 2005).

Leo Katz, Bad acts and guilty minds: conundrums for the criminal law, (University of Chicago Press, 1987).

Lorraine Finlay, Tyrone Kirchengast, Criminal law in Australia, (LexisNexis Butterworths Australia, 2015).

Mirko Bagaric (originally: David Ross QC), Ross on Crime, (Thomson Reuters, 6th ed, 2013).

David Brown, et. al, Criminal Laws: Materials and Commentary on Criminal Law and Process of New South Wales, (Federation Press, 6th ed, 2015).

Kenneth J Arenson, Mirko Bargaric, Peter Gillies, Australian Criminal Law in the Common Law Jurisdictions: Cases and Materials, (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed, 2011).

Robert Wilson, In a Nutshell Series: Criminal Law, (Thomsons Lawbook Co. 6th ed, 2008).


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Law for Non-Lawyers: Introduction to Law

Monash University