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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Former Austrailian Crime Official Advocates Torture

A former head of Australia's National Crime Authority, citing the movie "Dirty Harry" argued that torture is sometimes justifiable for terrorist and some domestic criminal situations. Meanwhile, in England the government's chief advisor on youth crime urged prosecutors to stop referring to juveniles as yobs.  (Note: Yob is boy spelt backwards, and means lout or hooligan) [Jack Chin]

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