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Criminal Law in Queensland & Western Australia: Cases & Commentary 7th ed

ISBN13: 9780409337471
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780409328479
Published: October 2014
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £95.00

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Eric Colvin, John McKechnie and Jodie O’Leary's Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases and Materials 7th edition covers the Criminal Codes of Queensland and Western Australia and other significant state and Commonwealth legislation together with related decisions of the courts.

Although primarily designed for university law students, it will also provide a convenient aid for legal practitioners. This edition provides updated references in most chapters in light of amendments to legislation and recent case law.

Specifically it incorporates discussion of and/or extracts of such recent High Court decisions as Patel (on manslaughter by criminal negligence), Moti (on abuse of process), James (on alternative verdicts) and Barbaro and Bugmy (on sentencing); decisions of the Western Australia Court of Appeal, such as Goodwyn (on self-defence) and Weggers (on attempts); and of the Queensland Court of Appeal, such as Playford (on discretionary exclusion of confessions) and Brown (on judicial independence). It also expands the analysis of areas such as committals, bail and fitness to plead.


  • A unique and current approach on the criminal law of Queensland and Western Australia
  • Clear and succinct analysis of the relevant cases
  • This book receives excellent feedback from the market, as for example ‘excellent coverage of ‘Procedures’’

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
Part 1 – Introductory Matters
1. The Structure of Criminal Law
2. Persuasive and Evidentiary Burdens

Part 2 – Offences
3. Homicide
4. Murder and Manslaughter
5. Assaults and Injuries
6. Sexual Violence
7. Property Offences
8. Drug Offences
9. Commonwealth Offences

Part 3 – Defences
10. The Role and Range of Defences
11. Lack of Will and Accident
12. Mistake of Fact
13. Ignorance of Law
14. Self-Defence and Other Defensive Force
15. Provocation
16. Compulsion, Emergency and Medical Necessity
17. Insanity, Automatism, Diminished Responsibility
18. Intoxication

Part 4 –
Participation in Offences
19. Inchoate Liability
20. Secondary Liability
21. Capacity to Commit Offences

Part 5 – Criminal Procedure
22. Principles of Criminal Procedure
23. Entrapment and Controlled Operations
24. Search, Seizure, Surveillance and Identification
25. Arrest, Bail and Investigative Procedures
26. Questioning and Confessions
27. Charges and Prosecutions
28. Committals and Trials
29. Verdicts
30. Appeals

Part 6 – Consequences of Convictions
31. Sentences and Other Orders