This article explores the regularity of judicial directions to convict in a divided trial. Such directions are uncommon, yet current Australian authority sanctions directions of this type. The article will explore the reasons why other jurisdictions, most recently Canada, have limited the ability of judges to instruct juries to convict, and argues that it is time the Australian position is reappraised judicially or otherwise.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Criminal law journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- directions to convict
- criminal law