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Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2023 (Book, 3 Supplements & eBook Pack) isbn 9780192870278

Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2022 (Book, 3 Supplements & eBook Pack)

Edited by: David Ormerod, David Perry

ISBN13: 9780192849427
New Edition ISBN: 9780192870278
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198867265
Published: October 2021
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 3 Supplements + eBook
Price: Out of print

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Led by Professor David Ormerod and David Perry QC, Blackstone's Criminal Practice brings together an expert team of authors with a commitment to deliver a work which offers the right coverage for criminal practice and authoritative statements of the law in a practical and accessible format. With an accompanying supplement containing essential primary materials and commentary updates throughout the year, and access to regular web updates and the additional analysis provided by Blackstone's Briefing, you can rely on Blackstone's Criminal Practice to be your constant companion.

The 2022 edition has been meticulously revised to provide extensive coverage of all new legislation, case law, Sentencing Guidelines, and Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 and Practice Directions.

Supplement 1 is included with this pack. Two further cumulative supplements, published in early and mid-2022, provide updated commentary and analysis as well as the latest updates to the Sentencing Guidelines, Criminal Procedure Rules and Practice Directions, and key PACE codes and other guidelines.

Digital access is provided on OUP LawReader, offering instant online and offline access, full text searching, extensive links from citations to judgements on BAILII and ICLR, and tools to annotate, highlight and print content. Use OUP LawReader to create your own links to Blackstone's content in the digital edition and share them, or embed them in other documents, with just a few clicks.

  • Your single point of reference for the criminal courts
  • Renowned for its ease of use with a clear, common-sense, structure and index, Blackstone's Criminal Practice makes the information you need instantly accessible
  • Practical guidance on procedure and sentencing ensures the work is your essential companion through every stage of every trial
  • The supplement included contains the full updated text of the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Criminal Practice Directions, and the Sentencing Guidelines, as well as the key PACE Codes, Attorney General's Guidelines, and the Code for Crown Prosecutors
  • Use OUP LawReader to create your own links to Blackstone's content in the digital edition and share them, or embed them in other documents, with just a few clicks
  • Two further cumulative supplements, published in early and mid-2022, provide key updates to the main work, as well as providing you with the latest updates to the Sentencing Guidelines, Criminal Procedure Rules and Practice Directions, as well as the main PACE codes and other guidelines
New to this edition:
  • Legislative developments including the Sentencing Act 2020; the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021; the Domestic Abuse Act 2021; the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021; and the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021
  • Coverage of key cases in Part A: Criminal Law includes Thacker and CS on defences and MS on attempts
  • Updates on offences include Rebelo on manslaughter; Reed on child sex offences; Bermingham on dishonesty and conspiracy to defraud; Chipunza on burglary; Martins on robbery; Dunleavy on terrorism and excuses; DPP v Ziegler on obstructing the highway; Flint and Holmes on explosives; and Brecani and VCL (ECtHR) on victims of trafficking
  • The latest updates on Procedure include A on interception of communications; R (DPP) v Woolwich Crown Court on custody time-limits; R (KBR) v Director of the SFO on production orders and extraterritoriality; Wangige on abuse of process; Gould on Crown Court powers under s. 66 of the Courts Act 2003; and Binoku and Mustafa on judicial conduct
  • Cases covered in Part E: Sentencing include McCann and Sinaga on life sentences; Shaikh on early release provisions; Rose on the duty to explain the sentences; Beckett on sentencing remarks; and Hilsdon on sentencing and insolvency
  • Updated case coverage in Part F; Evidence; includes T on sexual history evidence; Muldoon on hostile witnesses; Byrne on expert evidence and bad character; Wainwright on lies; Mohammed, Lanning and Hamilton on bad character; Thomasson on hearsay and e-fits; Williams on confessions; and Dickens on identification
  • Part E (Sentencing), completely overhauled and issued in its entirety as a supplement to the 2021 edition to reflect The Sentencing Code (in force since 1st December 2020), is now incorporated into the main work
  • The supplement packaged with the main work includes The Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (as amended and in force from 4 October 2021), integrated with the Criminal Practice Directions 2015 as amended, and the Sentencing Guidelines, including the new guidelines on Unauthorised use of a Trade Mark Offences and Modern Slavery Offences, and revised guidelines on Assault Offences
  • Includes the full text of The Attorney-General's Revised (December 2020) Guidelines on Disclosure for Investigators, Prosecutors and Defence Practitioners
  • New expert contributor, Steven Bird, Managing Director of Birds Solicitors LLP, for the sections on Public Funding and Costs.

Criminal Law, Courts and Procedure
A1:Actus reus
A2:Mens Rea: the external elements of an offence
A3:General defences
A4:Parties to offences
A5:Inchoate offences
A6:Corporate Liability
A7:Human rights
A8:Territorial and extra-territorial jurisdiction
A9:European Union Law

B1:Homicide and related offences
B2:Non-fatal offences against the person
B3:Sexual offences
B4:Theft, handling stolen goods and related offences
B5:Fraud and blackmail
B6:Falsification, forgery and counterfeiting
B7:Company, commercial and insolvency offences
B8:Damage to property
B9:Offences affecting security
B10:Terrorism, piracy and hijacking
B11:Offences affecting public order
B12:Offences relating to weapons
B13:Offences affecting enjoyment of premises
B14:Offences against the administration of justice
B16:Revenue customs and social security offences
B17:Offences involving misuse of computers
B18:Offences involving writing, speech or publication
B19:Offences related to drugs
B20:Offences relating to dangerous dogs and animal welfare
B21:Offences relating to money laundering and the proceeds of criminal conduct
B22:Immigration offences

C1:Definitions and basic principles in road traffic cases
C2:Procedure and evidence in road traffic cases
C3:Offences relating to driving triable on indictment
C4:Offences relating to documents triable on indictment
C5:Drink-driving offences
C6:Summary traffic offences
C8:Schedules 2 and 3 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

D1:Powers of investigation
D2:The decision to prosecute and diversion
D3:Courts, parties and abuse of process
D4:Criminal Procedure Rules and case management
D5:Preliminary procedures in magistrates' courts
D6:Classification of offences and determining mode of trial
D8:Assets recovery
D10:Sending cases from the magistrates' court to the Crown Court
D11:The indictment
D12:Arraignment and pleas
D14:Special measures and anonymity orders
D15:Trial on indictment: general matters and pre-trial procedure
D16:Trial on indictment: the prosecution case
D17:Trial on indictment: the defence case
D18:Trial on indictment: procedure between close of defence evidence and retirement of jury
D19:Trial on indictment: procedure relating to retirement of jury and verdict
D20:Trial on indictment: sentencing procedure
D21:Summary trial: general and preliminary matters
D22:Summary trial: the course of the trial
D23:Sentencing in the magistrates' court
D24:Trial of juveniles
D25:Behaviour orders: ASBOs, Closure Orders, SCPOs, and VOOs
D26:Appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment
D27:Procedure on appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
D28:Reference to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment
D29:Challenging decisions of magistrates' courts and of the Crown Court in its appellate capacity
D30:Appeals to the Supreme Court and the role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights
D32:Public funding

E1:Sentencing: general provisions
E2:Absolute and conditional discharge
E3:Referral orders
E4:Reparation orders
E6:Compensation orders
E7:Restitution orders
E8:Deprivation orders and forfeiture orders
E9:Binding over
E10:Orders against parents
E11:Youth rehabilitation orders
E12:Community orders
E13:Custodial sentences: general provisions
E14:Suspended sentences
E15:Custodial sentences: detention and custody of offenders under 18
E16:Life sentences, extended sentences, serious terrorism sentences and
cus:todial sentences for certain offenders of particular concern
E17:Mandatory life sentences
E18:Minimum custodial sentences
E19:Confiscation orders
E20:Recommendation for deportation
E21:Exclusions and disqualifications
E22:Mentally disordered offenders
E23:Notification requirements
E24:Rehabilitation of offenders

F1:General principles of evidence in criminal cases
F2:The discretion to exclude evidence; evidence unlawfully, improperly or unfairly obtained
F3:Burden and standard of proof and presumptions
F4:Competence and compellability of witnesses and oaths and affirmations
F5:Corroboration and Care Warnings
F7:Cross-examination and re-examination
F8:Documentary evidence and real evidence
F9:Public policy and privilege
F10:Opinion evidence
F11:Admissibility of previous verdicts
F12:Character evidence: evidence of bad character of accused
F13:Character evidence: admissibility of evidence of accused's good character
F14:Character evidence: evidence of bad character of persons other than the accused
F15:The rule against hearsay: general principles
F16:Exceptions to the rule against hearsay (excluding confessions)
F17:The rule against hearsay: confessions
F18:Evidence of identification
F19:Inferences from silence and the non-production of evidence