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Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process

Edited by: Mike McConville, Geoffrey Wilson

ISBN13: 9780199254606
ISBN: 0199254605
Published: December 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780199253951

This is an authoritative account of the criminal justice system in England and Wales that engages with the central issues common to any major criminal justice system.

Compiling the thoughts and opinions of leading figures in this field of law, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of the system presenting a sequential account from investigation through to final appeal. The authors aim to present the English legal system as an example of one way of attempting to deal with problems involved in the administration of criminal justice, highlighting the general problems as well as the current English response and including the points at which decisions have to be made and the reasons behind them.

Taken together, the chapters provide a description of a dynamic and developing criminal justice system at work - comparing the mechanics of the system in theory and practice, the problems it faces and possible solutions, the values it reflects and the goals it pursues.

1. The Structure and Organization of Criminal Justice in England and Wales: An Overview
2. The Organization and Accountability of the Police
3. Police Investigative Powers
4. Covert Surveillance and the Use of Informants
5. Regulating the Police Station: the Case of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
6. Assisting and Advising Defendants Before Trial
7. Bail in Criminal Cases
8. The Right to Representation and Legal Aid
9. The System of Prosecution
10. Alternatives to Prosecution
11. Evidence in Criminal Cases
12. The Exchange of Information and Disclosure
13. Publicity Surrounding the Trial
14. Special Measures for Witnesses and Victims
15. Science, Experts and Criminal Justice
16. Magistrates
17. The Role of the Advocate
18. The Role of the Judge in Criminal Cases
19. The Adversary Trail and Trial by Judge Alone
20. Plea Bargaining
21. Trial by Jury
22. Juvenile Justice
23. Economic Crime
24. Mentally Abnormal Offenders - Disposal and Criminal Responsibility Issues
25. The Sentencing Process
26. Criminal Appeals: The Purpose of Criminal Appeals
27. Miscarriages of Justice and the Correction of Error
28. Restorative Justice: Assessing the Prospects and Pitfalls
29. Research, Statistics and Knowledge of Crime