Criminal Procedure in Australia

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the law relating to policing, criminal prosecutions, pre-trial and trial issues, sentencing and criminal appeals.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409325751

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Key primary source for anyone with a scholarly interest in the workings of Australia’s justice system Criminal Procedure in Australia draws on the successful book Litigation II — Evidence and Criminal Process to create a fresh and innovative treatment of the subject.

The book is unique in its breadth and depth of coverage of the criminal procedural laws across Australia. It provides a unified and comprehensive analysis of the law relating to policing, criminal prosecutions, pre-trial and trial issues, sentencing and criminal appeals. In addition, the book examines the extensive Commonwealth and state legislation and case law in the fields of police investigation and Crown prosecutor’s powers and duties across all jurisdictions.

Anyone with a scholarly interest in the workings of Australia’s justice system will find this book a key primary source, appreciating the book’s coverage of criminal procedure, supported by a commentary that embraces a contextualised and critical approach to legal doctrine.

This review was first published in ETHOS – Journal of the ACT Law Society June 2015 – Issue 236.

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Table of contents

PART 1 – INVESTIGATION

  1. Issues in Police Investigation

  2. Arrest and Bail

  3. Interrogation

  4. The Law and Practice of Search and Seizure

  5. Obtaining identification evidence


PART 2 – PRE-TRIAL

  1. Prosecuting Crime


PART 3 – TRIAL

  1. The Adversarial Criminal Trial

  2. Proof and Fact Finding

  3. The Accused and the Criminal Trial


PART 4 – POST-TRIAL

  1. Sentencing

  2. The Appeal Process