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Commonwealth Criminal Law

1st Edition

By Troy Anderson

Federation Press

247 pages

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This wide-ranging and timely text covers significant areas of Commonwealth criminal law, including corporate crime, social security and tax fraud, drug importation, money laundering, and offences involving the internet and terrorism. It also deals with the special Commonwealth sentencing provisions provided for by the Crimes Act 1914 and analyses how criminal liability for such offences must be proved under the Criminal Code. The work is designed for practitioners and students alike.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Commonwealth Criminal Law and Its Institutions 2. General Principles of Criminal Responsibility 3. Offences Against the Commonwealth 4. Offences under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) 5. Money Laundering and the Proceeds of Crime 6. Counter-terrorism 7. Serious Drug Offences 8. Child Exploitation 9. Sentencing, Imprisonment and Release 10. Extradition

About the Author

Troy Anderson was admitted to the New South Wales bar in October 2007, having previously practised as a solicitor, including for two major national law firms, between 1998 and 2007. Although specialising in international transport and trade law, it was while representing a series of foreign fisherman who had been prosecuted for illegally fishing in Australian waters by the Commonwealth that Troy was first exposed to Commonwealth criminal law. The experience prompted him to join the bar, where his areas of practice are commercial law and criminal law, regularly appearing for the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions in summary and indictable prosecutions, as well as for defendants. Troy also acts extensively for clients in the road transport industry.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology