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
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