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Blackstone's Criminal Practice: 2012: (Book with All Supplements) (Revised edition)

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Classification(s): Criminal law & procedure;
ISBN-13: 9780199694457
ISBN-10: 0199694451
Publication Date: 13 Oct 2011
Imprint: Oxford University Press
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Country: United Kingdom
Binding: Multiple copy pack
Items: Contains Hardback and 3 Paperbacks
Pages: 3328
Dimensions: W: 180 mm / H: 250 mm
  • The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper and David Ormerod lead a team of contributors whose courtroom expertise you can rely on
  • Everything you need to ensure your case goes smoothly in the magistrates' and Crown courts
  • Clear, common-sense navigation coupled with a logical, intuitive structure - instant access to the information you need
  • 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

  • New section on corporate liability by Amanda Pinto QC
  • New section on special measures by Laura Hoyano
  • Coverage of EU Criminal law by Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas
  • Contribution on road traffic offences by Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) Howard Riddle
  • Expanded coverage of piracy by Mark Topping, CPS
  • New advisory board members: Lord Justice Leveson, HHJ Robert Atherton, HHJ Sally Cahill QC, HHJ Henry Globe QC, HHJ Jeffrey Pegden QC, Michael Bowes QC, Richard Marks QC, Adrian Waterman QC

Led by The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper and David Ormerod, our team of authors has been hand-picked to ensure that you can trust our unique combination of authority and practicality. With a simultaneous supplement containing essential materials, you can rely on 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 supplements, free Quarterly Updates, and monthly web updates, you can trust Blackstone's Criminal Practice to provide reassurance on all the latest developments in criminal law and procedure.

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, 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, 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 Assisting a Witness or a Defendant;
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, 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;
D31 Public funding and costs;
D32 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 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 persons other than the 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;
Appendix 5: The Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction;
The Criminal Procedure Rules 2010;
The Sentencing Guidelines Council Sentencing Guidelines


Blackstone's is a must for any criminal law practitioner. It is the one book I could not dispense with. Maxine Buck, The Criminal Lawyer The enormous breadth of experience and expertise of the academic and practitioner contributors is everywhere evident. Robin Booth, General Counsel at BCL Burton Copeland

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