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The Beccaria Club

As we find ourself stuck at home throughout the holidays and heading into an online T2, CrimSoc has unfortunately had to cancel several of our campus events. But fret not, because we have come up with a fantastic way for you to stay connected with your peers throughout the holidays and next term. We are incredibly excited to launch our very first Beccaria Book Club where we will put out a list of amazing, exciting books, tv shows, articles and documentaries for you to read/watch at your leisure. 

We extend an invitation for you to join us in a weekly online book club session that we hold every Friday where we will come together and discuss thoughts, share our favourite segments, put forward some light-hearted criticism and chat away. 

So how will the club work?

1. Every Monday we will post up website links for 2-3 different articles or videos

2. Every Friday night we will then hold our weekly book club session over Zoom 

3. If you have any recommendations we would love to hear them- scroll down below and fill out the form and we will let you know if we approve your selection

Please note that whilst most, if not all, our recommendations will be crime-related if you have any other material you think your peers would enjoy or be interested in, please don't hesitate to pitch your idea 

Social distancing should not mean social isolation

Week 3 Recommendations

Guilty: The Conviction of Cardinal Pell

"Austrailia’s highest ranking Catholic, the man who rose to be the Vaticans third most powerful cleric had been convicted of sexual crimes against two thirteen year old boys. It was a jury of twelve who had found Cardinal George Pell guilty of five shocking offences which all took place inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral when Pell was Archbishop of Melbourne.


A suppression order banning publication of those convictions was lifted after the crown decided to drop a second trial against the Cardinal on separate charges. Due to this position in the church it seemed that Pell felt untouchable, even his victims felt as though justice would not be served but now he is known as the highest ranked Catholic leader convicted of child sex offences and the credibility of the institutional church is at an all time low."



Missing William Tyrell with Caroline Overington

"Our most requested case. Journalist and author Caroline Overington has tirelessly researched the disappearance and search for 3-year-old William Tyrell and gained exclusive interviews with many members of his family. She presents a thorough, fair and moving portrait of all involved, and most importantly, renews faith that William will be found. She joins us to talk about her book, “Missing William Tyrell”."

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