July 24, 2016

How is intent determined in relation to arson?

Neasey J in Gardenal-Williams v The Queen looked to Kenny’s Outlines of Criminal Law in relation to intent, with his Honour citing the following passage: “For if a man mischievously […]
July 24, 2016

What is involuntary manslaughter?

In the event that the accused caused the death of a person, but lacked the mental state for murder, a charge of involuntary manslaughter may be […]
July 24, 2016

What elements are involved in stalking?

One of the interesting aspects of the offence of stalking is how it differs slightly depending on the jurisdiction. For instance in Victoria, the offence can […]
July 24, 2016

Is there a defence of entrapment available in Australian law?

Unlike our common law counterparts in the US, there is no defence of entrapment available under Australian law. However, the defence is available in the States, […]