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Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2013 (book, digital and all supplements)

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Author(s): Ormerod, Professor David (Barrister, Bencher of Middle Temple, Professor of Criminal Justice, Queen Mary College Barrister, Bencher of Middle Temple, Professor of Criminal Justice, Queen Mary, University of London); Hooper, The Right Honourable Lord Justice;
Classification(s): Criminal procedure;
ISBN-13: 9780199658930
ISBN-10: 0199658935
Publication Date: 11 Oct 2012
Imprint: Oxford University Press
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding: Mixed media product
Items: Contains Hardback and Paperback and Online resource
Pages: 3360
Dimensions: W: 185 mm / H: 254 mm

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  • Your single point of reference for the criminal courts
  • The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper and David Ormerod lead a team of contributors whose courtroom expertise you can rely on
  • Clear, common-sense navigation coupled with a logical, intuitive structure - instant access to the information you need
  • New app for iPad and iPhone ensures that you have access to the latest developments in criminal law and procedure - wherever you are
  • Practical guidance on sentencing and procedure - your essential companion through every stage of every trial
  • Useful materials supplement contains the materials you need to access most frequently - includes the full updated text of the Criminal Procedure Rules and the Sentencing Guidelines
  • Supplements, quarterly updates, web updates, and email alerts keep you fully abreast of all developments

New to this edition

  • Coverage of all new developments including, the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act; Armed Forces Act; Protection of Freedoms Act; Legal Aid, Sentencing, and Punishment of Offenders Act

A1: Actus reus: the external elements of an offence
A2: Mens Rea
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, Blackmail and Deception
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
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 money laundering and 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: 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
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: 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: Civil behaviour orders: ASBOs, Closure Orders, CPOs, 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 House of Lords and the role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights
D31: Extradition
D32: Public funding
D33: Costs
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: Youth rehabilitation orders
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 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
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 CPS Code for Crown Prosecutors
Appendix 4 Disclosure
The Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction
The Criminal Procedure Rules 2012
Sentencing Guidelines


Review(s) from previous edition

"Beautiful and intuitive (eBook Review) - Stephen Grattage, Barrister, Exchange Chambers

"The invaluable guide for the busy practitioner - now in an intuitive and easy-to-use format (eBook Review)" - Andrew Henley, Furnival Chambers

"What you are being given here is something which is quite fantastic. You're being given the option to use the device that suits you, and this is incredible, you're also being given the option to have the book on more than one device. (eBook Review)" - Andrew Keogh, Partner, Keogh Solicitors

"The ability to read, search and quote from this leading text from electronic devices has been invaluable. The convenience of not having to carry and leaf through the paper book has been much appreciated. (eBook Review)" - Whatley Lane Solicitors, Newmarket

"Blackstone's has left Archbold standing (eBook Review)" - One Paper Buildings, Blog from Criminal Barristers

"I direct counsel to Blackstone's Criminal Practice first - Archbold cannot rival it in terms of detailed coverage and commentary " - HHJ Roberts, Central Criminal Court

"Blackstone's is a worthy rival to Archbold. Its treatment of evidence and procedure, as well as its exemplary discussion of recent appellate court authorities make it my first port of call on any problem " - HHJ Pardoe QC,Snaresbrook Crown Court

"A most valuable reference guide. I would not be without it " - HHJ Radford, Snaresbrook Crown Court

"Easy to read and not only extremely useful for advocates but could be a vital quick reference for legal advisors and magistrates " - John Thornhill JP, The Magistrate

"The enormous breadth of experience and expertise of the academic and practitioner contributors is everywhere evident" - Robin Booth, The London Advocate

Author Biography

Professor David Ormerod, Barrister, Bencher of Middle Temple, Professor of Criminal Justice, Queen Mary, University of London, and The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper





Blackstone's Criminal Practice is written by a distinguished team of contributors, representing the accumulated experience of the academic world, the Bench, the Bar, and the solicitors' profession. The team is headed by Lord Justice Hooper and Professor David Ormerod.





General Editors:
The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper
Professor David Ormerod

Founding Editor:
HHJ Peter Murphy

Consultant Editor:
HHJ John Phillips CBE

Advisory Editorial Board:
Lord Justice Leveson
HHJ Robert Atherton
HHJ Peter Beaumont QC, the Recorder of London
HHJ Sally Cahill QC
HHJ Henry Globe QC
HHJ Jeffrey Pegden QC
HHJ Richard Marks QC
Howard Riddle, Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate)
Michael Bowes QC, Outer Temple Chambers
Alison Levitt QC, Principal Legal Advisor, Crown Prosecution Service
Tim Owen QC, Matrix Chambers
David Perry QC, 6 King's Bench Walk Chambers
Robert Smith QC, 16 Park Place Chambers
Adrian Waterman QC, KBW Chambers
HH Eric Stockdale

Duncan Atkinson, Barrister, 6 King's Bench Walk
Alex Bailin QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers
Diane Birch, LLB, JC Smith Professor of Law, University of Nottingham
Ed Cape, LLM, Solicitor, Professor of Criminal Law and Practice, University of the West of England, Bristol
HHJ Johannah Cutts QC, Aylesbury and Amersham Crown Courts
Anand Doobay, Partner, Peters & Peters
Rudi Fortson QC, Barrister, 25 Bedford Row; Visiting Professor of Law, Queen Mary University
Michael Hirst, LLB, LLM, Professor of Criminal Justice, Leicester De Montfort Law School
Laura C. H. Hoyano, Fellow and Tutor in Law, Wadham College, Oxford
Peter Hungerford-Welch, LLB, FHEA, Barrister, Assistant Dean (Professional Programmes), The City Law School, City University, London
Adrian Keane, LLB, Barrister, Professor of Law, The City Law School, City University, London
Andrew Keogh, LLB, LLM, Barrister and Solicitor
Michael Lerego QC, Recorder of the Crown Court, Professor, The College of Law
Richard McMahon QC, LLB, LLM, Deputy Bailiff of Guernsey
Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law, Queen Mary University London
Tim Moloney QC, Barrister, Tooks Chambers
Stephen Parkinson, LLB, Solicitor, Partner and Head of Kingsley Napley's Criminal and Regulatory Group
Duncan Penny, Barrister, 6 King's Bench Walk
Amanda Pinto QC, MA, Barrister, 5 Paper Buildings
Edward Rees QC, Doughty Street Chambers, Honorary Fellow of Criminal Process at the University of Kent, standing member of the Law Commission Advisory Panel
HHJ Peter Rook QC, Central Criminal Court
Maya Sikand, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Richard D. Taylor, MA, LLM, Barrister, Professor of English Law, Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire
Mark Topping, LLB, RD, Solicitor, Crown Advocate, Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division, Crown Prosecution Service
Martin Wasik, LLB, MA, FRSA, Barrister, Recorder of the Crown Court, Professor of Criminal Justice, Keele University

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