Jill Meagher Research Paper

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On the 22 September 2012, Jill Meagher life was taken away. She was a bright woman who was working as a journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (Shears & Nolan 2013, Daily Mail). She was abducted by Adrian Bayley from the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick on 22 September 2012 while travelling back to her home (Shears & Nolan 2013, Daily Mail). She did not know the attacker Adrian Bayler and was sexually assaulted, tortured, strangled and was left to die in the countryside of Gisborne South (Farnsworth 2015). Since the death of Jill Meagher, it has made the Melbourne community realise that women or men vulnerable to predators who had the capability and intent to cause harm and intend to reach their own goal. Since at the same time through the death of Jill Meagher, it has shown the unification…show more content…
For example, a peaceful march event was created through a social media application. The peaceful march was to honour the victims who suffered from violence and to broadcast a message to the government that they are not protecting people’s safety on the street (The ABC, 30 Sep 2013). Because of the lack of safety, the community has lost their sense of security and belief towards peace in the street and the criminal justice system. This was evidently shown from the signs constructed by the community at the peaceful march. The signs were filled with slogans such as “Respect women, castrate repeat rapists''; ''Enough is enough, parole and court toughen up''; (Zielinski, 2013). Thanks to the peaceful march it has encouraged the community views to fight for their own beliefs by using extreme methods to express their goals. However, some community used other methods to express their views on the Jill Meagher case. A good example of this was the level of engagement with the social

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