Papers from the Judicial Reasoning Program
Papers for: Expert Evidence Conference 2011
Papers from the Expert Evidence Conference 2011
Papers for: Federal Crime and Sentencing Conference 2012
Papers from the Federal Crime and Sentencing Conference 2012.
The 2013 conference focuses on the ways in which people’s behaviour is affected by the court surroundings, by the court proceedings and by their interaction with the Court personnel, including judges and administrators.
Papers for: 10th Annual Jury Conference 2013
Papers from the 10th Annual Jury Conference 2013.
Papers for: Managing People in Court Conference 2013
Papers from the Managing People in Court Conference 2013
This biennial conference explored current issues in sentencing and is jointly presented by the National Judicial College and the ANU.
This conference will explore the common areas of interest between child protection and family law under the themes of ‘communication by, with and about children’. The Conference has been designed for judicial officers, legal practitioners, child protection and welfare officers, teachers, psychologists psychiatrists, medical and nursing practitioners and all who have an interest in the welfare of children.
The conference will focus upon sentencing in the context of:
* sentencing and neuroscience – using neuro psychological evidence as a mitigating factor at sentence;
* Indigenous Australians – looking through the Indigenous lens, pathways to and from offending
* women in prison in Australia – can sentencing of women who are victims of abuse accommodate the social problems that underpin the offending? Is enough being done to keep women offenders from returning to prison? and;
* domestic violence cases – do crimes committed in the domestic context attract a lesser sentence than for other offences of comparable violence and, do specialist family violence courts actually work?
Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AM is the key note speaker and will open the program.
This program has been developed for the Australian judiciary and is designed to enhance participants’ judgment writing skills through analysis, discussion and rewriting of judgments in small groups. The program is hands on and where participants are assisted by professional writers and senior judges.