Criminal Procedure in Papua New Guinea, 2nd edition

This book is an essential reference work as to the principles applicable to criminal procedure in Papua New Guinea. The clear explanations of principle and analysis of relevant case law make this text highly valuable to both legal practitioners and students of criminal procedure.

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The wide-ranging content provides guidance on the Constitutional ‘framework’ under which the rules of procedure apply, the courts exercising criminal jurisdiction, prosecuting authorities, process, indictable offences dealt with summarily, summary procedure and committal proceedings. The criminal practice forms and offences in the Criminal Code are included as appendices. A detailed table of cases and an index are also provided.

This is a second edition to the significant 1977 first edition of this work by John Griffin QC. It has been fully revised and updated to include important developments in both case law and legislation in the intervening period.


  • Clear, authoritative analysis of relevant legislation and case law
  • Fully revised and updated
  • Includes criminal practice forms and statement of offences in the Criminal Code

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Table of contents

Chapter 1. Constitutional Framework of Criminal Procedure

Chapter 2. Courts Exercising Criminal Jurisdiction

Chapter 3. Jurisdiction Over Children

Chapter 4. Prosecuting Authorities

Chapter 5. Process

Chapter 6. Indictable Offences Triable Summarily

Chapter 7. Summary Procedure

Chapter 8. Appeals From Magistrates

Chapter 9. Committal Proceedings

Chapter 10. Bail

Chapter 11. The Indictment

Chapter 12. Trial on Indictment

Chapter 13. Appeals on Conviction on Indictment

Chapter 14. Sentencing

Appendix 1. Criminal Practice Forms

Appendix 2. Statement of Offences in Criminal Code