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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure 15th ed isbn 9780198757337

A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure 14th ed

ISBN13: 9780199651955
New Edition ISBN: 9780198757337
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199586004
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Now in its fourteenth edition, A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure provides a complete guide to the criminal process in England and Wales.

It explains what happens before the accused appears in court, the way in which prosecutions are commenced, funding by the criminal defence service, and bail. It describes proceedings in the magistrates' court, including summary trial and committal for sentence, as well as the way in which the youth court operates.

Committal and transfer for trial are clearly explained and the process by which serious offences are sent direct to the Crown Court is also studied. Trial on indictment is discussed in detail, as are sentencing and appeals.

This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate recent developments in the field. In particular, attention is paid to the changes resulting from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, as well as to recent Sentencing Guidelines. Changes to the PACE codes are also considered in detail. Very much a practical guide, this title makes frequent use of examples, flowcharts, and tables, and is specifically designed to assist the busy professional and student.

A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure is an indispensable resource for those working in this field. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice.

The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote ease of understanding.

Criminal Law, Courts and Procedure

1. Setting the Scene
2. The Role of the Criminal Procedure Rules
3. Preliminaries to Court Appearance
4. Prosecutors
5. The Decision to Prosecute

6. Magistrates and their Courts
7. Bail and Remands
8. Mode of Trial
9. Disclosure
10. Course of a Summary Trial
11. Trial of Juveniles
12. Committal for Sentence
13. Sending Cases to the Crown Court

14. The Crown Court
15. The Indictment
16. Pre-Trial Proceedings
17. Pleas
18. The Jury
19. Judge-only Trials
20. The Course of the Trial
21. The Verdict

22. Procedure before Sentencing
23. Determining the Sentence
24. Custodial Sentences
25. Sentences Other Than Custody

26. Appeals from the Crown Court
27. Appeals from the Magistrates' Court
28. Ancillary Financial Matters
29. Your Practice

Appendix 1- National Mode of Trial Guidelines
Appendix 2- Sample Brief
Appendix 3- Trial Procedure in Outline