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Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2015 (eBook)

Edited by: David Ormerod

ISBN13: 9780191056574
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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Led by David Ormerod QC (Hon), our team of authors has been hand-picked to ensure that you can trust our unique combination of authority and practicality. With a simultaneous supplement containing essential materials, you can rely on Blackstone's Criminal Practice to be your constant companion through every courtroom appearance.

This new edition has been meticulously revised to provide extensive coverage of all new legislation, case law, and Practice Directions. With free Quarterly Updates, and monthly web updates, you can trust Blackstone's Criminal Practice to provide reassurance on all the latest developments in criminal law and procedure.

  • Your single point of reference for the criminal courts
  • Professor David Ormerod QC (Hon) leads a team of contributors whose courtroom expertise you can rely on
  • Clear, common-sense navigation coupled with a logical, intuitive structure - instant access to the information you need
  • Practical guidance on sentencing and procedure - your essential companion through every stage of every trial
  • Useful materials supplement contains the materials you need to access most frequently - includes the full updated text of the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Criminal Practice Directions, and the Sentencing Guidelines
  • Quarterly updates, web updates, and email alerts keep you fully abreast of all developments
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  • Coverage of all new developments including, the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, and the Offender Rehabilitation Act as well as the updated Criminal Procedure Rules (integrated with the Criminal Practice Directions) and updated Sentencing Guidelines.

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A1 Actus reus: the external elements of an offence
A2 Mens Rea
A3 General defences
A4 Parties to offences
A5 Inchoate offences
A6 Corporate Liability
A7 Human rights
A8 Territorial and extra-territorial jurisdiction
A9 European Union Law


B1 Homicide and related offences
B2 Non-fatal offences against the person
B3 Sexual offences
B4 Theft, handling stolen goods and related offences
B5 Fraud and blackmail
B6 Falsification, forgery and counterfeiting
B7 Company, commercial and insolvency offences
B8 Damage to property
B9 Offences affecting security
B10 Terrorism, piracy and hijacking
B11 Offences affecting public order
B12 Offences relating to weapons
B13 Offences affecting enjoyment of premises
B14 Offences against the administration of justice
B15 Corruption
B16 Revenue customs and social security offences
B17 Offences involving misuse of computers
B18 Offences involving writing, speech or publication
B19 Offences related to drugs
B20 Offences relating to dangerous dogs and animal welfare
B21 Offences relating to money laundering and the proceeds of criminal conduct
B22 Immigration offences


C1 Definitions and basic principles in road traffic cases
C2 Procedure and evidence in road traffic cases
C3 Offences relating to driving triable on indictment
C4 Offences relating to documents triable on indictment
C5 Drink-driving offences
C6 Summary traffic offences
C7 Sentencing
C8 Schedules 2 and 3 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988


D1 Powers of investigation
D2 The decision to prosecute and diversion
D3 Courts, parties and abuse of process
D4 Criminal Procedure Rules and case management
D5 Preliminary procedures in magistrates' courts
D6 Classification of offences and determining mode of trial
D7 Bail
D8 Assets recovery
D9 Disclosure
D10 Sending cases from the magistrates' court to the Crown Court
D11 The indictment
D12 Arraignment and pleas
D13 Juries
D14 Special measures and anonymity orders
D15 Trial on indictment: general matters and pre-trial procedure
D16 Trial on indictment: the prosecution case
D17 Trial on indictment: the defence case
D18 Trial on indictment: procedure between close of defence evidence and retirement of jury
D19 Trial on indictment: procedure relating to retirement of jury and verdict
D20 Trial on indictment: sentencing procedure
D21 Summary trial: general and preliminary matters
D22 Summary trial: the course of the trial
D23 Sentencing in the magistrates' court
D24 Trial of juveniles
D25 Civil behaviour orders: ASBOs, Closure Orders, SCPOs, and VOOs
D26 Appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment
D27 Procedure on appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
D28 Reference to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment
D29 Challenging decisions of magistrates' courts and of the Crown Court in its appellate capacity
D30 Appeals to the Supreme Court and the role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights
D31 Extradition
D32 Public funding
D33 Costs


E1 Sentencing: general provisions
E2 Custodial sentences: general provisions
E3 Mandatory life sentences
E4 Dangerous offenders
E5 Prescribed custodial sentences
E6 Suspended sentences
E7 Custodial sentences: detention and custody of offenders under 21
E8 Community orders
E9 Youth rehabilitation orders
E10 Referral orders
E11 Reparation orders
E12 Absolute and conditional discharges
E13 Binding over
E14 Orders against parents
E15 Fines
E16 Compensation orders
E17 Restitution orders
E18 Deprivation and forfeiture orders
E19 Confiscation orders
E20 Recommendation for deportation
E21 Exclusions and disqualifications
E22 Mentally disordered offenders
E23 Notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003
E24 Rehabilitation of offenders


F1 General principles of evidence in criminal cases
F2 The discretion to exclude evidence
evidence unlawfully, improperly or unfairly obtained
F3 Burden and standard of proof and presumptions
F4 Competence and compellability of witnesses and oaths and affirmations
F5 Corroboration and Care Warnings
F6 Examination-in-chief
F7 Cross-examination and re-examination
F8 Documentary evidence and real evidence
F9 Public policy and privilege
F10 Opinion evidence
F11 Admissibility of previous verdicts
F12 Character evidence: evidence of bad character of accused
F13 Character evidence: admissibility of evidence of accused's good character
F14 Character evidence: evidence of bad character of persons other than the accused
F15 The rule against hearsay: general principles
F16 Exceptions to the rule against hearsay (excluding confessions)
F17 The rule against hearsay: confessions
F18 Evidence of identification
F19 Inferences from silence and the non-production of evidence


Appendix 1 Codes of Practice under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
Appendix 2 Attorney-General's Guidelines
Appendix 3 The Code for Crown Prosecutors
Appendix 4 Disclosure

Criminal Procedure Rules 2014 and Criminal Practice Directions
Sentencing Guidelines