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Gary Johnston is an author, academic and former parole officer with decades of experience in the criminal justice system. He is True Crime News Weekly's Deputy Editor and Melbourne correspondent. His book 'No Previous Conviction' was published in May 2017 and is available on Amazon.


  1. Sarah Jane Parkinson.

    I wonder what the author of this article has to say about the debacle surrounding her.

    This type of stuff is always ignored, along with what women like Anne Muhuro did.

  2. Some of the female officers in Vic SOCIT really have no clue at all and one openly said she was there just so being in SOCIT would look good on her resume. There was one male detective out of all of the police who totally got it. He said some life-changing words. Instead of saying the well-meaning “I believe you” he said “I know he (the perpetrator) did this.” It doesn’t sound like much, but he constantly turned everything negative onto the perpetrator. Not trying to be nice, but because he really seemed to think that way. Michael wherever you are now, thanks for your insight, dedication and intelligence. It made more difference than words can say. Too bad you disappeared and were replaced unannounced by a bland but well-meaning drone worker.

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