The Cronulla riots: exposing the problem with Australia's anti-vilification laws

Walters, Mark (2006) The Cronulla riots: exposing the problem with Australia's anti-vilification laws. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18 (1). pp. 165-169. ISSN 1034-5329

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Abstract

The hate crime legislation is introduced in the UK and US to send a strong message to the community that serious racism leading to violence will not be tolerated in a democratic society but such laws are not implemented in Australia because of which violence motivated by racial and ethnic hatred in the Sydney beach town of Cronulla is considered under standard criminal laws. Hate crime legislation must be introduced by Parliament which includes all violent acts which are motivated by racism, ethnic or religious hatred in order to enable the police and the courts to successfully prosecute those who partake in acts such as those carried out in Cronulla as hate crime offenders.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Depositing User: Mark Walters
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:39
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 08:41
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27261
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