Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2016 by David OrmerodBlackstone's Criminal Practice 2016 by David Ormerod

Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2016

EditorDavid Ormerod, David Perry

Paperback | November 8, 2015

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Led by David Ormerod QC (Hon) and David Perry QC, 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 yourconstant 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 latestdevelopments in criminal law and procedure.
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 Professor David Ormerod QC (Hon) and David Perry QC.
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Title:Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2016Format:PaperbackDimensions:3376 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 4.17 inPublished:November 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

MAIN VOLUMEPART A: CRIMINAL LAWA1 Actus reus: the external elements of an offenceA2 Mens ReaA3 General defencesA4 Parties to offencesA5 Inchoate offencesA6 Corporate LiabilityA7 Human rightsA8 Territorial and extra-territorial jurisdictionA9 European Union LawPART B: OFFENCESB1 Homicide and related offencesB2 Non-fatal offences against the personB3 Sexual offencesB4 Theft, handling stolen goods and related offencesB5 Fraud and blackmailB6 Falsification, forgery and counterfeitingB7 Company, commercial and insolvency offencesB8 Damage to propertyB9 Offences affecting securityB10 Terrorism, piracy and hijackingB11 Offences affecting public orderB12 Offences relating to weaponsB13 Offences affecting enjoyment of premisesB14 Offences against the administration of justiceB15 CorruptionB16 Revenue customs and social security offencesB17 Offences involving misuse of computersB18 Offences involving writing, speech or publicationB19 Offences related to drugsB20 Offences relating to dangerous dogs and animal welfareB21 Offences relating to money laundering and the proceeds of criminal conductB22 Immigration offencesPART C: ROAD TRAFFIC OFFENCESC1 Definitions and basic principles in road traffic casesC2 Procedure and evidence in road traffic casesC3 Offences relating to driving triable on indictmentC4 Offences relating to documents triable on indictmentC5 Drink-driving, and drug driving offencesC6 ummary traffic offencesC7 SentencingC8 Schedules 2 and 3 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988PART D: PROCEDURED1 Powers of investigationD2 The decision to prosecute and diversionD3 Courts, parties and abuse of processD4 Criminal Procedure Rules and case managementD5 Preliminary procedures in magistrates' courtsD6 Classification of offences and determining mode of trialD7 BailD8 Assets recoveryD9 DisclosureD10 Sending cases from the magistrates' court to the Crown CourtD11 The indictmentD12 Arraignment and pleasD13 JuriesD14 Special measures and anonymity ordersD15 Trial on indictment: general matters and pre-trial procedureD16 Trial on indictment: the prosecution caseD17 Trial on indictment: the defence caseD18 Trial on indictment: procedure between close of defence evidence and retirement of juryD19 Trial on indictment: procedure relating to retirement of jury and verdictD20 Trial on indictment: sentencing procedureD21 Summary trial: general and preliminary mattersD22 Summary trial: the course of the trialD23 Sentencing in the magistrates' courtD24 Trial of juvenilesD25 Civil behaviour orders: Civil Injunctions, CBOs, CPNs, PSPOs, Closure Orders, SCPOs, and VOOsD26 Appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictmentD27 Procedure on appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)D28 Reference to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictmentD29 Challenging decisions of magistrates' courts and of the Crown Court in its appellate capacityD30 Appeals to the Supreme Court and the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human RightsD31 ExtraditionD32 Public fundingD34 CostsPART E: SENTENCINGE1 Sentencing: general provisionsE2 Custodial sentences: general provisionsE3 Mandatory life sentencesE4 Life Sentences, Extended Sentences and Custodial Sentences for Certain Offenders of 'Particular Concern'E5 Prescribed custodial sentencesE6 Suspended sentencesE7 Custodial sentences: detention and custody of offenders under 21E8 Community ordersE9 Youth rehabilitation ordersE10 Referral ordersE11 Reparation ordersE12 Absolute and conditional dischargesE13 Binding overE14 Orders against parentsE15 Fines, Surcharge and Criminal Courts ChargeE16 Compensation ordersE17 Restitution ordersE18 Deprivation and forfeiture ordersE19 Confiscation ordersE20 Recommendation for deportationE21 Exclusions and disqualificationsE22 Mentally disordered offendersE23 Notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003E24 Rehabilitation of offendersPART F: EVIDENCEF1 General principles of evidence in criminal casesF2 The discretion to exclude evidence; evidence unlawfully, improperly or unfairly obtainedF3 Burden and standard of proof and presumptionsF4 Competence and compellability of witnesses and oaths and affirmationsF5 Corroboration and Care WarningsF6 Examination-in-chiefF7 Cross-examination and re-examinationF8 Documentary evidence and real evidenceF9 Public policy and privilegeF10 Opinion evidenceF11 Admissibility of previous verdictsF12 Character evidence: evidence of bad character of accusedF13 Character evidence: admissibility of evidence of accused's good characterF14 Character evidence: evidence of bad character of persons other than the accusedF15 The rule against hearsay: general principlesF16 Exceptions to the rule against hearsay (excluding confessions)F17 The rule against hearsay: confessionsF18 Evidence of identificationF19 Inferences from silence and the non-production of evidenceAPPENDICES:Appendix 1 Codes of Practice under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984Appendix 2 Attorney-General's GuidelinesAppendix 3 The Code for Crown ProsecutorsAppendix 4 Disclosure(SIMULTANEOUS) SUPPLEMENT 1:Criminal Procedure Rules 2015 and Criminal Practice DirectionsSentencing Guidelines

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