A legal process or a justice system? Sex offences in Queensland - still seeking justice

Kift, Sally M. (2003) A legal process or a justice system? Sex offences in Queensland - still seeking justice. Alternative Law Journal, 28(6), pp. 292-296.

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Scott Volkers was arrested in a glare of media publicity in March 2002. In July 2002, he was committed for trial on seven charges of indecent dealing with children under 16. By September 2002, the prosecution case against him had been discontinued. Public interest in the case and disquiet about its handling prompted the Qld Crime and Misconduct Commission to conduct two separate inquiries into concerns about how sexual abuse is handled by the Qld criminal justice system. This article considers the broad implications of the issues raised by those inquiries, particularly from the point of view of the victims/survivors of sexual abuse.

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ID Code: 18730
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1037-969X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Legal Theory Jurisprudence and Legal Interpretation (180122)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Sally M. Kift
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2009 03:50
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:02

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