Carl Williams Research Paper

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Carl Williams: the non-ideal victim: HEATHER JONES 214139974

Carl Williams; convicted drug trafficker and murderer, was serving a life sentence in Barwon Prison’s Acacia unit when he was beaten over the head with the stem from an exercise bike and killed by Matthew Johnson in 2010. The first link that is listed when his name is searched in Google is the Wikipedia page titled “Carl Williams (criminal).” The initial impression is that he is not regarded as a victim of murder, but largely still as the killer he was. This is understandable. Williams is responsible for ordering the deaths of and killing members of Melbourne’s underworld, all of whom have left behind families and loved ones. Similarly, in the case of Nancy Lanza, it was believed …show more content…

He is responsible for turning Melbourne into a killing field; a place for criminals and murderers to do as they pleased. The gangland killings will be remembered throughout history as some of the darkest days in the history of victoria. The community will never forget. Carl Williams will never be a victim in their eyes because they will always remember the things he did. However, as non-ideal as he may be, he is still a victim of murder, even if it was a result of his own actions. The state failed to protect him and were aware of credible threats to his safety because of his cooperation with police. [Ombudsman finds Corrections Victoria failed in its duty to ensure Carl Williams' safety. Herald Sun. 2016.Grant McArthur] the representation of Williams by the media has never, and will never, appropriately paint him as a victim of …show more content…

2011. Gangland figure Carl Williams' resting place a pile of mud with no headstone. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/carl-williams-fitting-end-deep-in-mire/story-e6freuy9-1225991688527 - .[Accessed 30 March 16] (quote was a comment by “Queenslander of Queensland,”)

Steve Butcher. 2011. Meet the man who murdered Carl Williams. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/meet-the-man-who-murdered-carl-williams-20110930-1l0ic.html. [Accessed 30 March 16].

Ombudsman finds Corrections Victoria failed in its duty to ensure Carl Williams' safety. Herald Sun. 2016.Grant McArthur [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/ombudsman-finds-corrections-victoria-failed-in-its-duty-to-ensure-carl-williams-safety/story-fnat7jnn-1226331205276. [Accessed 05 April 2016].

Lateline - 19/04/2010: Carl Williams beaten to death. 2016. Lateline - 19/04/2010: Carl Williams beaten to death. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2010/s2877125.htm. [Accessed 04 April 2016].

Carl Williams (criminal). Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [ONLINE] available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Williams_(criminal). [accessed 04 April

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