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Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2021 (with Supplements 1, 2 & 3)

Edited by: David Ormerod, David Perry, HHJ Peter Murphy, et al

ISBN13: 9780198867258
New Edition ISBN: 9780192849410
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198849247
Published: October 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & 3 Supplements
Price: Out of print

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 2021 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. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2021 continues to provide readers with regular digital-only Special Supplements to cover temporary changes to the law and procedure implemented to address the criminal justice response to COVID-19.

  • Renowned for its ease of use with a clear, common-sense, structure and index to make 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.
  • Supplement 1, which will be available shortly after publication of the main book, contains the full updated text of the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Criminal Practice Directions, and the Sentencing Guidelines.
  • Additional two supplements, regular newsletters, web updates, and email alerts keep you fully abreast of all developments.
New to this edition:
  • Legislative developments including the Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Act 2020, the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) (England, Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2019 and the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Amendment) Regulations 2019.
  • Coverage of key cases in Part A; Criminal Law includes Barton on dishonesty; Varley on conspiracy to commit fraud; Campenau and Mohamadi on intoxication; Foy on diminished responsibility and the impact of alcohol and drugs; and Abdulrahman on whether a finding that Convention rights have been infringed means a conviction is unsafe.
  • The updates on offences include abuse of process in cases following the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and DPP v Barreto on the interpretation of "use of a mobile phone whilst driving". The latest updates on Procedure include consideration of the availability of legal aid in contempt proceedings, treatment of costs for private prosecutions, and costs for representatives of defendants unfit to plead.
  • Updated case coverage in Part F; Evidence; includes Twigg on the admissibility of specimens obtained in breach of procedures under the RTA, and Nguyen on the evidential use that may be made of previous inconsistent statements.
  • The Criminal Procedure Rules 2020 (integrated with the Criminal Practice Directions 2015), and the Sentencing Guidelines, all with an updated paragraphing structure to reflect the primary instruments for ease of use and new cross-reference tables to make it easier to find Sentencing Guidelines for offences in the Crown Court and Magistrates' Courts.
  • Updates of the Sentencing Guidelines, including Public Order Offences and the Overarching principles: Sentencing offenders with mental disorders, developmental disorders, or neurological impairments, in force from October 1st 2020.
  • New expert contributors including HHJ Steven Everett (the Hon Recorder of Chester) HHJ Martin Edmunds QC (the Hon Recorder of Kensington), Professor Sally Kyd, Professor Alexander Mills, and Karl Laird.
  • Digital Special Supplements providing coverage of the criminal justice approach to COVID-19.

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:Custodial sentences: general provisions
E3:Mandatory life sentences
E4:Dangerous offenders
E5:Prescribed custodial sentences
E6:Suspended sentences
E7:Custodial sentences: detention and custody of offenders under 21
E8:Community orders
E9:Youth rehabilitation orders
E10:Referral orders
E11:Reparation orders
E12:Absolute and conditional discharges
E13:Binding over
E14:Orders against parents
E16:Compensation orders
E17:Restitution orders
E18:Deprivation and forfeiture orders
E19:Confiscation orders
E20:Recommendation for deportation
E21:Exclusions and disqualifications
E22:Mentally disordered offenders
E23:Notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003
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

Appendix 1:Codes of Practice under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984
Appendix 2:Attorney-General's Guidelines
Appendix 3:The Code for Crown Prosecutors
Appendix 4:Disclosure