Extortion and Blackmail

What is the difference between blackmail and extortion? Extortion and blackmail are both very similar crimes, and each have the same penalties. Extortion and blackmail crimes involve threats made against another person to do violence to them or their property. This can include threatening to reveal embarrassing, incriminating or socially damaging information about a person, for … Continue reading Extortion and Blackmail

Extending Limitation Periods

Extension of Limitation Period For many, limitation periods tend to attract very little attention until the limitation period is about to, or has expired. Limitation periods are different for different causes of action and vary depending on whether Commonwealth law or state law is applicable to the cause of action. What is a limitation period? … Continue reading Extending Limitation Periods

Youth Justice and Juvenile Crime

Understanding youth justice and juvenile crime In Australia, children are not held criminally responsible for their actions until they have reached 10 years of age. It is understood that children under 10 are not yet fully developed an understanding of right from wrong, thus they cannot be held accountable for their actions. The Australian legal … Continue reading Youth Justice and Juvenile Crime