Criminal Procedure and Sentencing in Western Australia

Criminal Procedure and Sentencing in Western Australia offers coherence, research and resources in the area of Criminal Procedure and provides up-to-date sentencing principles and concepts.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409356564
Release Date: September 29, 2022
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AUD$ 132.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409356571
Release Date: September 21, 2022
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Product description

This book focuses on the law of criminal procedure and sentencing in Western Australia. A considerable body of legislation and decisions has been in place for a period of time in Western Australia on both these subjects. This book consolidates this vast subject matter in a straightforward and practical manner.

Drawing on the author’s experience as a state prosecutor, in-house legal adviser, defence lawyer and criminal law tutor, the book provides an essential practical addition for the courts, practitioners, and students alike. The result is a summary of the law for students and younger lawyers, while providing a base for practitioners’ research.


• tables summarising more complicated areas such as joinder, jurisdiction, bail, trial by judge alone, standards of proof in challenging various admissions and spent convictions;
• extracted principles for selected offences when it comes to sentencing. A key feature is an explanation of breach powers in sentencing; and
• an emphasis and explanation of criminal procedure and sentencing in the Children’s Court.

Related Titles

• Caruso et al, South Australian Criminal Law and Procedure, 2nd ed, 2016
• Devereux & Blake, Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia, 9th ed, 2016
• Hemming, Feld & Anthony, Criminal Procedure in Australia, 2nd ed, 2019


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Table of contents

  • Jurisdiction

  • Overview of proceedings in each of the Magistrates, District, Children’s and Supreme Courts

  • Obligations to disclose

  • Entering pleas, unfitness to stand trial and discontinuances

  • Pre-trial issues

  • Trial procedures

  • Bail

  • Costs

  • Sentencing procedure and principles for adults

  • Sentencing procedure and principles for children