For decades the Northern Territory’s criminal law has stood at the jurisprudential frontier of Australia: grappling with a unique set of circumstances, almost entirely dominated by the situation of its Aboriginal people.
This 2nd edition deals in detail with the sweeping changes introduced in 2005 by Part IIAA of the NT Criminal Code. These changes often mirror the Criminal Code (Cth), and have completely rewritten many of the NT Code’s most significant provisions, including the law of murder, rape, and many serious offences against the person.
The book covers procedure and all the major offences, together with public order offences and sentencing. It contains a separate chapter on Aboriginal people that deals with all the recent developments, including the Intervention, and a detailed chapter on the unique history of the Territory’s criminal law.