The Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service : process corruption and the limits of judicial reflexivity

Brown, David (1998) The Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service : process corruption and the limits of judicial reflexivity. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 9(3), pp. 228-240.

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Abstract

This paper will offer an examination of the Reports of the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service (Interim Report February 1996; Interim Report: Immediate Measures November 1996; Final Report Vol I: Corruption; Final Report Vol II: Reform; Final Report Vol III: Appendices May 1997) excluding the Report on Paedophilia, August 1997. The examination will be confined essentially to one question: to what extent do the published Reports consider the part played by the judiciary, prosecutors and lawyers, in the construction of a form of criminal justice revealed by the Commission itself, to be disfigured by serious process corruption? The examination will be conducted by way of a chronological trawl through the Reports of the Commission in an attempt to identify all references to the role of the judiciary, prosecutors and lawyers. The adequacy of any such treatment will then be considered. In order to set the scene a brief and generalised overview of the Wood Commission will be offered together with the Commission's definition of process corruption.

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ID Code: 68082
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1034-5329
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2014 23:26
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2014 23:26

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