Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases & Commentary, 8th edition (eBook)

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Comprehensive coverage of criminal law in Queensland and Western Australia

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Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases & Commentary, 8th Edition covers the Criminal Codes of Queensland and Western Australia and other significant state and Commonwealth legislation, together with law related decisions of the courts. The case extracts and commentary provide essential reading for students and are a convenient and authoritative reference for practitioners.

The 8th edition has been fully revised and updated. Important recent decisions discussed in this edition include:

  • R v Dookheea (2017 — HCA): re-examination of the concept of reasonable doubt
  • Koani v R (2017 — HCA): whether a person can be convicted of murder due to an unwilled act
  • TB v SOWA (2015 — WASCA): reasonable foreseeability of death following chase of a victim
  • Zaburoni v R (2016 — HCA): whether evidence of intent in transmission of HIV through frequent unprotected sex
  • Sgarlata v SOWA (2015 — WASCA): knowledge necessary to prove possession of illicit drug
  • Lindsay v R (2015 — HCA): what may amount to provocation sufficient to be left to a jury?
  • Police v Dunstall (2015 — HCA): the fairness discretion and unlawfully obtained evidence
  • Alqudsi v R (2016 — HCA): whether trial by judge alone is available for federal offences
  • Filippou v R (2015 — HCA): meaning of 'substantial miscarriage of justice’
  • R v Pham (2015 — HCA): consistency in sentencing.

Features

  • Clear and succinct analysis
  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Jurisdiction-specific for Queensland and Western Australian students and practitioners

Related Titles

Burton, LNQA: Criminal Law in Qld & WA, 2nd ed, 2015
Crofts, LexisNexis Study Guide: Criminal Law in Qld & WA, 2nd ed
Devereux & Blake, Kenny Criminal Law in Queensland & Western Australia, 9th ed

 

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Table of contents

Part 1 Introductory Matters


Chapter 1 The Structure of Criminal Law


Chapter 2 Persuasive and Evidentiary Burdens


Part 2 Offences


Chapter 3 Homicide


Chapter 4 Murder and Manslaughter


Chapter 5 Assaults and Injuries


Chapter 6 Sexual Violence


Chapter 7 Property Offences


Chapter 8 Drug Offences


Chapter 9 Commonwealth Offences


Part 3 Defences


Chapter 10 The Role and Range of Defences


Chapter 11 Lack of Will and Accident


Chapter 12 Mistake of Fact


Chapter 13 Ignorance of Law


Chapter 14 Self-Defence and Other Defensive Force


Chapter 15 Provocation


Chapter 16 Compulsion, Emergency and Medical Necessity


Chapter 17 Insanity, Automatism, Diminished Responsibility


Chapter 18 Intoxication


Part 4 Participation in Offences


Chapter 19 Inchoate Liability


Chapter 20 Secondary Liability


Chapter 21 Capacity to Commit Offences


Part 5 Criminal Procedure


Chapter 22 Principles of Criminal Procedure


Chapter 23 Entrapment and Controlled Operations


Chapter 24 Search, Seizure, Surveillance and Identification


Chapter 25 Arrest, Bail and Investigative Procedures


Chapter 26 Questioning and Confessions


Chapter 27 Charges and Prosecutions


Chapter 28 Committals and Trials


Chapter 29 Verdicts


Chapter 30 Appeals


Part 6 Consequences of Conviction


Chapter 31 Sentences and Other Orders