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Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2012 isbn 9780199694389

Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2011

Edited by: The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper, David Ormerod

ISBN13: 9780199589265
New Edition ISBN: 9780199694389
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199574209
Published: October 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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Blackstone's Criminal Practice is the only text to provide in a single, portable, and superbly-referenced volume all the material essential to criminal practice and procedure in both the Crown and magistrates' courts. Increasingly cited in court, its incomparable quality and clarity make it an essential reference for all serious criminal practitioners.

Led by David Ormerod and Lord Justice Hooper, our team of highly acclaimed authors have been handpicked to ensure that you receive practical, citable explanation, analysis, and guidance on all aspects of criminal court practice - providing immediate clarification of all you need to know on offences, sentencing, evidence, and procedure. And with a simultaneous supplement containing essential materials, you can trust Blackstone's Criminal Practice to be your constant companion through every courtroom appearance.

This new edition has been meticulously revised to provide extensive coverage of all new legislation, case law, and Practice Directions. With free quarterly bulletins, and monthly website updates, you can rely on Blackstone's Criminal Practice to provide reassurance on all the latest developments in criminal law and procedure.

New to this edition:-

  • Supplement 2 was published in February 2011
  • The Main Work was published in October 2010
  • Covers all new legislation including the Bribery Act 2010, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the Policing and Crime Act 2009
  • Includes discussion of the impact of the Lisbon treaty and the European Arrest Warrant
  • Includes discussion of changes to the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines and the Criminal Procedure Rules 2010

Criminal Law
A1: Actus reus: the external elements of an offence
A2: Mens Rea
A3: General defences
A4: Strict liability and vicarious liability
A5: Parties to offences
A6: Inchoate offences
A7: Human rights
A8: Territorial and extra-territorial jurisdiction
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, blackmail and deception
B6: Falsification, forgery and counterfeiting
B7: Company, investment 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
B15: Corruption
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, hunting and animal welfare
B21: Offences relating to the proceeds of criminal conduct
B22: Immigration offences
C1: Definitions and basic principles in road traffic cases
C2: Evidence and procedure 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
C7: Sentencing
C8: The schedules to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988
D1: Powers of investigation
D2: The decision to prosecute and diversion
D3: Courts, judges and parties
D4: Criminal procedure rules and case management
D5: Preliminary procedures in magistrates' courts
D6: Classification of offences and determining mode of trial
D7: Bail
D8: Assets recovery
D9: Disclosure
D10: Sending cases from the magistrates' court to the Crown Court
D11: The indictment
D12: Arraignment and pleas
D13: Juries
D14: Trial on indictment: general matters and pre-trial procedure
D15: Trial on indictment: the prosecution case
D16: Trial on indictment: the defence case
D17: Trial on indictment: procedure between close of defence evidence and retirement of jury
D18: Trial on indictment: procedure relating to retirement of jury and verdict
D19: Trial on indictment: sentencing procedure
D20: Summary trial: general and preliminary matters
D21: Summary trial: the course of the trial
D22: Sentencing in the magistrates' court
D23: Trial of juveniles
D24: Civil behaviour orders: ASBOs, Closure Orders, CPOs, and VOOs
D25: Appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment
D26: Procedure on appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)
D27: Reference to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment
D28: Challenging decisions of magistrates' courts and of the Crown Court in its appellate capacity
D29: Appeals to the Supreme Court and the role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court; of Human Rights
D30: Public funding and costs
D31: Extradition
E1: Sentencing: general provisions
E2: Custodial sentences: general provisions
E3: Mandatory life sentences
E4: Custodial sentences for dangerous offenders under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
E5: Prescribed custodial sentences
E6: Suspended sentences under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
E7: Custodial sentences: detention and custody of offenders under 21
E8: Community Order under the Criminal Justice Act 2003
E9: Community sentences: offenders aged under 18
E10: Referral order
E11: Reparation orders
E12: Absolute and conditional discharges
E13: Binding over
E14: Orders against parents
E15: Fines
E16: Compensation orders
E17: Restitution orders
E18: Deprivation 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
F6: Examination in chief
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
Appendix 5: The consolidated criminal practice direction
The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010
The Sentencing Guidelines Council Sentencing Guidelines