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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Human Rights and Criminal Justice 3rd ed isbn 9781847039118

Human Rights and Criminal Justice 2nd ed

Edited by: Ben Emmerson, Andrew Ashworth, Alison Macdonald

ISBN13: 9780421876101
New Edition ISBN: 9781847039118
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421639105
Published: June 2007
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This work provides a full and systematic analysis of the impact of UK human rights law on both the substantive criminal law and criminal procedure. Written by the leading authorities on the subject it offers definitive guidance.

It examines first the applicable human rights principles before moving on to consider their impact on specific areas, including the investigation of crime, court procedure, evidence, standards of proof, sentencing, appeals and the rights of victims. Coverage includes detailed analysis of the practical impact of the Human Rights Act, especially the extensive case law.

  • The definitive guide for UK criminal practitioners showing how their work is affected by Human Rights considerations
  • Combines highly practical guidance on specific aspects of law and practice with analysis of theory and principles
  • Incorporates the wealth of recent case law from the UK and Strasbourg courts

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Police and Public Order Law
Part I:
The European Convention on Human Rights. Principles of Interpretation.
The Human Rights Act 1998.
Part II:
The definition of a criminal charge.
Rights relating to arrest and detention in police custody.
Entry, search and seizure.
Intrusive surveillance and undercover policing.
The substantive criminal law.
The burden and standard of proof.
Retrospectivity and the principle of legal certainty.
Issues of criminal responsibility.
Double jeopardy.
Aspects of criminal procedure.
Criminal evidence.
Sentencing and related issues.
The rights of victims of crime.