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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure 16th ed isbn 9780198843566

A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure 15th ed

ISBN13: 9780198757337
New Edition ISBN: 9780198843566
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199651955
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Now in its fifteenth 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.

The process by which serious offences are sent direct to the Crown Court is also examined. 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 changes to deferred prosecution agreements, alternations to life sentences and mandatory minimum sentence, criminal behaviour orders and youth rehabilitation orders. Changes to the Criminal Practice Directions and Criminal Procedure Rules are also discussed.

The changes to the process of sending indictable and related cases to the Crown Court are examined, in the light of the abolition of committal proceedings. 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.

Originally authored, many years ago now, by the late Christopher Emmins.

Criminal Law, Courts and Procedure
1. Setting the Scene
2. The Role of the Criminal Procedure Roles
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' Courts
28. Ancillary Financial Matters
29. Your Practice

1. Extracts from the Criminal Practice Directions and Allocation Guideline
2. Trial Procedure in Outline