Prosecuting Crimes

Offences involving Children and Adolescents

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Children and adolescents represent some of the most vulnerable victims and witnesses in the Criminal Justice System (CJS).  Offences involving children and adolescents are commonly sensitive, distressing and difficult for those involved. For the vast majority of children, reporting a crime is outside of their experience and control.  In most cases children just want the […]

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Domestic and Family Violence Prosecutions

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Domestic Violence. Family Violence. Withdrawing the Charges. Domestic Violence. Domestic violence commonly takes place in domestic or family relationships and in most cases involves violence by a male toward a female partner or ex-partner. Return to top. Family Violence. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities prefer the term ‘family violence’ instead of domestic violence. […]

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Violence & Assaults

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Offences Medical, Counselling & Other Supports Violence and Assault matters represent some of the more common criminal offences under the criminal law. Any criminal offence where a person is harmed, assaulted, threatened or robbed is both serious and highly distressing. Planned, random and other acts of violence can be particularly distressing and can lead to […]

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Homicide

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Homicide Offences What Can I Expect? Counselling & Supports Victim Support Service   Homicide matters represent the most serious criminal offending under the criminal law. Any criminal offence where a person loses their life is both serious and tragic, and the effects on family members, loved ones and friends can be highly distressing, stressful and […]

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Death by Dangerous Driving

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Dangerous Driving Prosecutions Attending a Trial Media Interest Counselling & Supports Dangerous Driving Prosecutions Losing a family member, friend or loved-one through a serious road accident can be distressing and traumatic. The added stress of navigating the criminal justice system can complicate the grieving process; as can the length of time it may take to […]

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Rape & sexual assult

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The term “sexual assault” refers to a broad range of unwanted sexual behaviours such as Sexual comments or suggestions Touching someone in a sexual way Digital (finger) penetration Masturbation of either the victim or the accused Oral (mouth) sexual contact / penetration of either the victim or the accused Anal sexual penetration of either the […]

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Mental impairment /fitness to stand trial

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Downloadable PDF Version – Mental Impairment Fact Sheet (PDF 0.4MB) Are there particular laws relating to people with mental illness who commit criminal offences? Why do we need laws specific for people with mental illness who commit criminal offences? Why are people with mental illness who commit criminal offences dealt with through special legislation? What is […]

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Resources

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Resources

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