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Archbold Magistrates' Courts Criminal Practice 2024

Edited by: Stephen Leake, and a team of expert authors

ISBN13: 9780414117211
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414104525
Published: November 2023
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £199.00

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The comprehensive, authoritative and practically focused work for practitioners working in magistrates’ courts, youth courts and those working within the wider criminal justice sector. The work provides detailed coverage of the criminal jurisdiction of magistrates’ courts and youth courts, together with the growing number of civil orders which complement the criminal jurisdiction. Content is easily accessible, allowing the user to quickly identify key issues and find fast answers to difficult questions. An essential work for all involved in making the system effective: practitioners prosecuting or defending, magistrates, and those responsible for advising them in the administration of the courts. Usable as a stand-alone reference in magistrates’ and youth court proceedings.

As well as all the information you expect, the new edition includes:

  • Brand new Model Charges for frequent offences (Chapter 25, Offences against the person), saving you time
  • Online Safety Act 2023 and Firearms Act 2023
  • National Security Act 2023
  • Public Order Act 2023 (new preventive orders added)
  • Latest set of Criminal Procedure Rules and Criminal Practice Directions
  • References to all new sentencing guidelines
  • Consideration of new key cases
  • More Quick links to Procedure content
  • Updates to sought-after content: Chapter 26 Weapons; Chapter 23 Reconsideration and Appeal; Chapter 34 Offences against public morals, policy and justice

Criminal Law, Courts and Procedure
1. The Court
2. Youth Courts and the Youth Justice System
3. Investigatory Powers, Orders and Warrants
4. Prosecutors and the Decision to Prosecute
5. Commencement of Proceedings
6. Criminal Legal Aid
7. Allocation and Sending for Trial
8. Remand on Bail or in Custody
9. Pre-Trial Procedure
10. Disclosure
11. Summary Trial
12. Witnesses
13. Evidence
14. Character Evidence
15. Hearsay in Criminal Proceedings
16. The Sentencing Code
17. Additional Sentencing Powers and Provisions
18. Criminal Costs
19. Enforcement of Fines and Other Orders for Payment
20. Civil Procedure and Evidence
21. Forfeiture of the Proceeds of Crime
22. Preventive and Closure Orders
23. Reconsideration and Appeal
24. Criminal Offences – General Principles
25. Offences Against the Person
26. Weapons
27. Sexual Offences
28. Property Offences
29. Public Order, Nuisance and Trespass
30. Road Traffic Offences
31. Offences Involving Drugs
32. Revenue, Customs and Immigration Offences
33. Miscellaneous and Regulatory Offences
34. Offences Against Public Morals, Policy and Justice
Appendices: Criminal Procedure Rules & Criminal Practice Directions