Mackenzie, Geraldine (2002) An enduring influence: Sir Samuel Griffith and his contribution to criminal justice in Queensland. Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, 2 (1). pp. 53-63.
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Sir Samuel Griffith (1845-1920) has rightfully been accorded a pre-eminent place in the annals of Queensland law and politics, serving as Attorney-General and Premier of Queensland, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the first Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia. This article examines his contribution to criminal justice in Queensland and argues that this is perhaps his greatest achievement, with the Criminal Code of 1899 and the Justices Act 1886 still in use today, largely in the same format. His contribution to criminal justice is examined in the context of his life and work, adding to the understanding of the origins of these important pieces of legislation.
|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Additional Information:||Author retains copyright. The copyright in the print and electronic appearance of the article are held by QUT and the copyright in the content of the article is held by the author.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||criminal law; Queensland; Samuel Griffith; Australian legal history|
|Subjects:||430000 History and Archaeology > 430100 Historical Studies > 430101 History - Australian
390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 399900 Other Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 399901 History and Philosophy of Law and Justice
390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement > 390100 Law > 390106 Criminal Law
|Depositing User:||epEditor USQ|
|Date Deposited:||24 May 2009 12:30|
|Last Modified:||05 Sep 2013 01:23|
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