The Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process

Paperback | September 1, 2002

EditorMike Mcconville, Geoffrey Wilson

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The Handbook of Criminal Justice Process is a new and authoritative account of the criminal justice system in England and Wales that engages with the central issues common to any major criminal justice system. Compiling the thoughts and opinions of leading figures in this field of law, thisvolume provides comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of the system presenting a sequential account from investigation through to final appeal. The authors aim to present the English Legal system as an example of one way of attempting to deal with problems involved in the administration ofcriminal justice, highlighting the general problems as well as the current English response and including the points at which decisions have to be made and the reasons behind them. Taken together, the chapters provide for the first time, a description of a dynamic and developing criminal justice system at work - comparing the mechanics of the system in theory and practice, the problems it faces and possible solutions, the values it reflects and the goals it pursues. TheHandbook also makes a clear division between the formal structure and the way it is implemented, modified or supplemented and identifies the factors which impact on its success or failure in practice. This new work is essential reading for all those studying elements of criminal justice and criminology. It offers not only a clear understanding of the way the current English legal system works but will equip the reader with a greater knowledge of criminal procedure in general and where and whychoices have to be made.

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The Handbook of Criminal Justice Process is a new and authoritative account of the criminal justice system in England and Wales that engages with the central issues common to any major criminal justice system. Compiling the thoughts and opinions of leading figures in this field of law, thisvolume provides comprehensive coverage of all ...

Mike McConville is Dean of City University in Hong Kong and Professor of Law at the University of Warwick Geoffrey Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and a former Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.22 inPublished:September 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199253951

ISBN - 13:9780199253951

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Professor Mike McConville and Professor Geoffrey Wilson: PrefaceProfessor Mike McConville: Introduction1. Professor Robin White: The Structure and Organization of Criminal Justice in England and Wales: An Overview2. Professor Robert Reiner: The Organization and Accountability of the Police3. Dr Satnam Choongh: Police Investigative Powers4. Sybil Sharpe: Covert Surveillance and the Use of Informants5. Professor Mike Maguire: Regulating the Police Station: the Case of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 19846. Professor Ed Cape: Assisting and Advising Defendants Before Trial7. Dr Anthea Hucklesby: Bail in Criminal Cases8. Professor Lee Bridges: The Right to Representation and Legal Aid9. Professor Andrew Sanders: The System of Prosecution10. Rob Allen: Alternatives to Prosecution11. Professor Sir John Smith QC: Evidence in Criminal Cases12. Roger Leng: The Exchange of Information and Disclosure13. John Sprack: Publicity Surrounding the Trial14. Professor Jenny McEwan: Special Measures for Witnesses and Victims15. Dr Paul Roberts: Science, Experts and Criminal Justice16. Dr Penny Darbyshire: Magistrates17. Mr Stephen Solley QC: The Role of the Advocate18. Sir Philip Otton: The Role of the Judge in Criminal Cases19. Professor John Jackson: The Adversary Trail and Trial by Judge Alone20. Professor Mike McConville: Plea Bargaining21. Professor Sean Doran: Trial by Jury22. Ms Nicola Padfield: Juvenile Justice23. Professor Mike Levi: Economic Crime24. Professor Ronnie MacKay: Mentally Abnormal Offenders - Disposal and Criminal Responsibility Issues25. Dr David Thomas QC: The Sentencing Process26. Professor Rosemary Pattenden: Criminal Appeals: The Purpose of Criminal Appeals27. Professor Clive Walker: Miscarriages of Justice and the Correction of Error28. Dr Carolyn Hoyle and Dr Richard Young: Restorative Justice: Assessing the Prospects and Pitfalls29. Professor Keith Bottomley: Research, Statistics and Knowledge of Crime