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Crime

A Look At Non Insane Automatism

Teoh Soo Shin takes a look at Automatism, which is the only defense that negates the existence of actus reus (guilty act) and makes any criminal act absolutely lawful. She looks at a particular type of non-insane automatism and tries to distinguish scenarios.

The Modern Day Bully

Aoife looks at bullying in the 21st century where a lot of bullying occurs online. This articles looks at what bullying is, the ways in which people can be helped and the creation of apps to tackle bullying.

Two Sides of Assisted Dying

Leila Moran takes a look at the controversial issue of assisted suicide and how the bill currently going through the House of Lords could change this.

The Irish Parole Process: What Lies Beyond the Veil?

Suzanne Scott discusses the Irish prison system and the disparities between the parole process in the UK and in Ireland. She further discusses the role of Ireland’s Parole Board, the extent of their success and the influence of the EU.

The New Bill on Dangerous Dogs: What Does it Cover?

Charlotte Burmby examines the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill’s role in amending the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and discusses the merits of the proposed reforms.

The Judiciary vs. Parliament: Assisted Suicide

Rebecca Stinson takes a look at the recent Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide and the tensions here between the Judiciary and Parliament.

The Government’s Response to Human Trafficking

Laura Pollard discusses the government’s current approach to tackling human trafficking and the reforms proposed recently by the Centre for Social Justice.

Private Prosecutions

Rebecca Broadbent considers the current position that private prosecutions hold within our current legal system and looks at the amount of control that the individual actually has over the claim, including when the CPS can pick up a private prosecution and sometimes even when they can fully put a stop to it.

What is an Obscene Publication?

Rebecca Broadbent looks at what is actually classified by statute as an obscene publication, and what can actually be prosecuted under this statute in a society where media and publications are more readily accessible than ever before. Her analysis also considers how far the law goes in controlling this area, especially in light of the Convention on Human Rights.

Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Brief look at Advocacy

Giovanni Parcou looks at the Oscar Pistorius trial, with particular reference to questions and statements in the case. Additionally considering the watermelon video and advocacy.