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Getting justice wrong : myths, media and crime

Author: Nicholas Cowdery
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The myths surrounding crime are debunked with passion, wit and commonsense by one of Australia's most senior lawyers. Nicholas Cowdery knows the criminal justice system inside out, as the Director of Public Prosecutions in NSW since 1995. Here he demolishes the claims of those who dominate the airways.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Cowdery
ISBN: 1865083224 9781865083223
OCLC Number: 46875605
Description: xii, 176 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The Criminal Law in Action --
2. Policing Crime --
3. The Drug Problem --
4. Starting Young --
5. Starting at Home --
6. Stopping --
7. What Right to Silence? --
8. Sentencing --
9. The Island Continent --
10. Future Directions --
App. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Responsibility: Nicholas Cowdery.

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Crime is a favoured topic for the media who often present lurid accounts of crime, use mangled statistics and refer to "crimewaves" and the need to "get tough on crime". The author of these essays  Read more...

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