New issue of Law in Context: ‘Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law’

This Special Issue of Law in Context has been edited by Dr Emma Henderson, and aims to explore contemporary issues in criminal law: “Coward’s-punch” manslaughter provisions; paperless arrest warrants; hooligan-partycrasher offences; bikie consorting laws; new bail provisions for domestic violence perpetrators;… Continue Reading

Language Matters: The Problem with ‘Revenge Porn’

Ashley Ambesi La Trobe Law School LIV internship

By Ashley Ambesi A recent study into technology-facilitated abuse revealed that the phenomenon known as ‘revenge porn’ – that is, the non-consensual sharing of intimate or sexual images – is widespread among Australian adults, with 1 in 10 participants having… Continue Reading

A Look Inside a LIV internship by Ashley Ambesi: “LIV is a fantastic resource for students at the beginning of their legal careers!”

Ashley Ambesi La Trobe Law School LIV internship

By Ashley Ambesi When I first began law school, I mainly knew of the Law Institute of Victoria through the Law Institute Journal – a handy publication full of succinct legal articles that helped me when writing legal essays .… Continue Reading

Family Violence Intervention Orders: Effective Policy or a Piece of Paper?

By Pat Williamson-Hill In February 2014, Wayne Wood fatally stabbed Kelly Thompson in her Point Cook home. A coronial inquest found Ms Thompson made 38 calls to police in the weeks prior to her murder detailing breaches of the intervention order she… Continue Reading