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Crime

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.

Modernising the Criteria for Unfitness to Plead

Cristine Christodoulou examines the principles by which a defendant’s fitness to plead is determined and the need to reform the criteria of unfitness to plead established in the Pritchard case.

UK Prison Reform: The Push for Better Value for Money

Milly Bygrave looks at the plans to reform UK prisons and discusses whether the reforms will be better value for money.

Sarah’s Law vs. Megan’s Law: Which is better?

Rosie Penny compares Sarah’s Law and Megan’s Law and provides an in-depth look at their respective issues and improvements.

Fifth in the Guantánamo Bay Series: Imad Abdullah Hassan v Barack Obama

Maud Kadye’s fifth article from the Guantánamo Bay series looks at the use of force feeding in relation to the Imad Abdullah Hassan v Barack Obama case.

The Parole Board: Powers and Functions

Rebecca Broadbent gives us a run through of the powers and functions that parole boards currently possess, this includes the processes involved in assessing whether a prisoner is to be released early or at all and also the powers they have in recalling prisoners.

Clare’s Law; What, How and Why?

Rosie Penny takes a look at the issues surrounding Clare’s Law. A new scheme that enables women to enquire about their partners past and see anything in relation to domestic violence.

Fourth in the Guantánamo Bay Series: The Human Rights Issues

Maud Kadye fourth article from the Guantánamo Bay series discusses the human rights issues that have surrounded the camp since 2002.

Knowing Your Rights on Social Media

Faizan Sadiq explores the world of social media and looks at the fine line between what constitutes as a legally punishable offence, and what is counted as just a joke, something that is becoming harder and harder to punish, let alone police. He also offers tips and guidance of how best to stay savvy and in control while using social media.