Posts Categorized: Criminal Law

Is It Legal to Film Police in NSW?

Filming police

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim With the advent of smartphones, members of the public have had the ability to film officers of the law as they go about their duties. And on the occasions that citizens capture them behaving in a questionable manner, these video clips invariably end up being shared on social media… Read more »

NSW Police Force Releases its Rules for Personal Searches

NSW Police emblem

Seemingly, in response to rising community concerns over a lack of transparency around NSW police use of search powers, which has seen a 47 percent rise in strip search use over the four years to June 2018, the NSW Police Force last month publicly released its Person Search Manual. The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities)… Read more »

The NSW Laws Relating to Drug Detection Dogs

Sniffer dog

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim The 2006 NSW Ombudsman report into the laws regarding the use of drug detection dogs by NSW police remains the most comprehensive study into this aspect of policing that’s ever been undertaken in this state. The statutory review delved into the effectiveness of laws governing the warrantless use of… Read more »

The Crime of Larceny in New South Wales

The Crime of Larceny in New South Wales

By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Following the weekend beginning 3 May 2014, Wallabadah service station owner Ivan Hulbert was not a happy man, as he’d basically worked for free over the two day period, after a total of five motorists had failed to pay for their fuel and simply driven off at his New… Read more »