Catfishing is, without a doubt, predatory and immoral and a malicious form of manipulation, but it is not against the law. Not yet, anyway.
Over in Adelaide, the citizen who hunted down paedophiles in a vigilante fashion now faces court for his actions. However, the general public is now looking to pay his legal fees.
As it stands, it is a criminal offence for government employees to release information, which has no modifier for whistleblowers. Time for a change.
Harsher bail laws that remove the presumption of innocence are set to see jail populations rise, a move supported by many at the ballot box.
As Ugur Nedim looks at defendants’ rights in the Australian and US criminal justice systems, we learn things aren’t how we’d imagined them…