The Federation Press

Sweet and Sour

The working world of police, judges, gaolers and occasional villains

Overview

Professionals working in the criminal justice system – be they police or social workers, solicitors or barristers, magistrates or judges, gaolers or god-botherers – share a life of sordid tedium punctuated by moments of exposure to human tragedy in a stark, face-to-face manner. Sweet and Sour is a collection of short stories representing such sharing of experiences with colleagues.

Table of Contents

Focus
Horse sense
Death of a baby
Gustavo
Member in trouble
The truth, the whole truth, and...
The house-warming
Fox
Sentence
The smell of rum
Constable
This-feller
The party
Arson of a dwelling place
Cordon and search
Riot control
Gubba
Judicial discreetness
Afternoon shift
Sanguma
Officers mess
Plea in mitigation
Plea on admissibility
Drunk & disorderly
Exhibit A
Another barbeque
Member down
Epilogue: tribute to a dead mate

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