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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Criminal Litigation 2016 - 2017 isbn 9780198765905

Criminal Litigation 2015 - 2016


ISBN13: 9780198737704
New Edition ISBN: 9780198765905
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198715863
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback, A4
Price: Out of print



Criminal Litigation offers a comprehensive and pratical guide to the areas of criminal litigation covered on the Legal Practice Course. Making effective use of realistic case studies backed up by online documentation, the text combines theory with practical considerations and encourages students to focus on putting their knowledge into a practical context.

Written in an informal and accessible style, it covers all procedural and evidential issues that arise in criminal cases. The more complex areas of criminal litigation are examined using numerous diagrams, flowcharts and examples, while potential changes in the law are highlighted by specially designed 'Looking Ahead' boxes. Chapters end with key points summaries and self-test questions, enabling students to quickly sum up what they have read and test their own knowledge.

The comprehensive Online Resource Centre offers vital support to students throughout their course. Updates are freely accessible to enable students to keep up to date with developments in the field, while links to other useful websites and legislation encourage students to explore the subject area fully.

Additional online chapters exploring the practice and dynamics of police station practice, regulatory crime, and sentencing in road traffic accidents are included for students interested in pursuing specialist areas of accreditation.

An interactive timeline distinguishing between the three classifications of offences (summary-only, either-way and indictable-only) helps students to see how the whole criminal litigation process fits together and the issues that they need to bear in mind at particular points.

Subjects:
Legal Manuals, Criminal Law
Contents:
PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL LITIGATION
1. Introduction
2. An introduction to the law of criminal evidence and advocacy

PART 2 INVESTIGATION AND CHARGE
3. The powers to stop, search and arrest
4. Detention and interrogation
5. The right to silence at the police station
6. Challenging unlawfully and unfairly obtained evidence
7. Obtaining identification evidence
8. The decision to prosecute and the prosecution's duties of disclosure of evidence

PART 3 FROM CHARGE TO TRIAL
9. Public funding and early stages of the criminal justice process
10. The law and practice relating to court bail
11. Prosecuting an either-way offence
12. Prosecuting summary offences
13. Crown Court proceedings pre-trial
14. Trial before the Crown Court

PART 4 PROVING THE CASE - THE RULES OF CRIMINAL EVIDENCE
15. The burden of proof
16. Witness evidence
17. Corroboration, the 'turnbull guidelines' and opinion evidence
18. Hearsay evidence
19. Character evidence and the accused as a witness at trial
20. Private privilege

PART 5 POST CONVICTION: SENTENCING AND APPEALS
21. Sentencing procedure and the general principles of sentencing
22. Specific types of sentence and the plea in mitigation
23. Appeals

PART 6 YOUTH JUSTICE
24. Youth justice introduction
25. Prosecuting young offenders
26. Sentencing young offenders

APPENDIX 1
Additional chapters (online only)