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Criminal Law & Practice

Criminal Law & Practice
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Criminal Law
ISBN:  9781847034496
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  23 Jul 2008
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Criminal Law and Practice is a clearly written practical guide to the essentials of criminal law. The work:

  • Covers both law and procedure making it an invaluable guide for students studying the LPC or BVC, ILEX or those new to practice
  • Summarises the main principles and provides a succinct step-by-step explanation of the most important points in criminal procedure
  • Provides everything needed in a concise volume without sacrificing the detail that is required for a proper understanding of the subject
  • Uses headings and sub-headings and breaks the text down into bite size chunks to aid use and understanding of information

    Criminal law
    • Introduction to the criminal process
    • Essential elements to criminal liability
    • Unlawful homicide: murder and manslaughter (fatal offences)
    • Non fatal offences against the person
    • Theft and related offences
    • Criminal damage
    • Liability of secondary offenders
    • General defences
    Criminal procedure
    • Introduction to criminal procedure
    • Police powers
    • Legal advice and public funding
    • Commencement of criminal proceedings
    • Magistrates and youth court procedure
    • Applying for bail
    • Disclosure of evidence
    • Crown court procedure
    • Sentencing procedure
    • Appeal procedure
    Criminal evidence
    • Introduction to criminal evidence
    • Burden and standard of proof
    • Competence and compellability
    • Reception of bad character evidence
    • Examination and protection of witnesses
    • Identification evidence
    • Expert evidence
    • Character evidence
    • Unlawfully obtained evidence


    "I can highly recommend this book to get you through the basics of the criminal justice system and all it entails, as well as the basic elements to law." Customer review, Amazon.co.uk
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