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LAWS 1021 Court Report from 2014

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Court report for UNSW subject LAWS 1021 for 2014, still useful as reference in 2017, uses observations from Downing Street, District, Supreme and Local Courts. Focuses mainly on the 2 tiers of justice and 'Triviality'. Received HD , well referenced and researched.

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In order to uphold structures of legality, the criminal process has evolved over time in response to various forces and pressures; namely, the enormous expansion of summary jurisdiction1. This expansion has induced the divide between ideologies of justice in the lower courts and the higher courts, as explored in McBarnet’s two tiers of justice2. Offences dealt with in the lower courts are perceived to be ‘trivial’ in nature and irrelevant to the operations of law and lawyers. This is reflected by public’s disinterest in lower court matters and the rise in self- representation3. Furthermore, the movement of summary jurisdiction has fuelled the court’s ‘drive for efficiency’ and its obsession with time. In the following report, I will explore these ideologies in light of my observations of the different levels of court. Two Tiers of Justice Tri...
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