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Profiles //

Legal Eagle

Nicholas Cowdery is a distinguished legal mind. The Director of Public Prosecutions in New South Wales for a record sixteen-and-a-half years, Cowdery was considered a public crusader by some, public nuisance to others. In person, he is genuine, funny and passionate about the law, writes Kira Spucys-Tahar

Police Taser
Features //

Shooting to kill: time to rethink the Taser?

The recent death of a Brazilian student stunned by a Taser has failed to change perspectives on Tasers as non-lethal alternatives to guns, writes Eleanor Gordon-Smith. The question is not whether they quell crime. For guns, too, quell crime. The question is whether they are truthfully a non-lethal alternative to handgun use.