Criminal Procedure and Sentencing provides a comprehensive, engaging and up-to-date guide to each step of criminal procedure, from the arrest of the suspect through to trial, sentencing and appeals. Taking a strong practical focus throughout, it covers all aspects of the process of the criminal courts. The ninth edition has been fully revised and significantly expanded to include more information about the workings of the criminal courts of England and Wales. The supporting website offers readers access to regular updates to the law and also a comprehensive set of web links and advice on additional reading and research for those seeking to engage in critical evaluation of the criminal justice system. This is an ideal text for anyone studying the criminal justice system at a professional or academic level. The author's authoritative yet engaging writing style brings the subject to life and helps to explain complex issues in an easy-to-understand way.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes; Table of Statutory Instruments; Table of European Legislation; Table of Abbreviations; 1. Preliminaries; 1.1 The structure of the criminal courts in England and Wales; 1.2 The overriding objective of the Criminal Procedure Rules; 1.3 Investigative powers of the police; 1.4 Powers of arrest; 1.5 Rules governing detention and interviews of suspects; 1.6 The decision to prosecute; 1.7 Commencement of proceedings; 1.8 Alternatives to prosecution; 1.9 Abuse of process; 2. Bail; 2.1 Adjournments 2.2 Remands: procedure in court2.3 The Bail Act 1976; 2.4 Conditional bail; 2.5 Options open to defendant where bail refused; 2.6 Prosecution challenges to decision to grant bail; 2.7 Failure to surrender to custody; 2.8 Custody time limits; 2.9 Bail and the European Convention on Human Rights; 3. Classification of Offences and Allocation of Either-Way Offences; 3.1 Classification of offences; 3.2 Either-way offences: the 'plea before venue' hearing; 3.3 Procedure for determining allocation; 3.4 Failure to follow correct procedure in determining mode of trial 3.5 Challenging a decision to accept jurisdiction3.6 Changing the decision as to mode of trial; 3.7 Criminal damage: special provisions; 3.8 Low-value shoplifting; 3.9 Adjusting the charge to dictate mode of trial; 3.10 Procedural consequences of the classification of the offence; 4. Disclosure; 4.1 Initial details of the prosecution case; 4.2 Disclosure of prosecution evidence; 4.3 Prosecution disclosure of 'unused' material; 4.4 Disclosure by the defence; 4.5 Public interest immunity; 4.6 Shortcomings in the disclosure regime; 5. Summary Trial; 5.1 Territorial jurisdiction; 5.2 Time limits 5.3 The contents of the charge5.4 Case management; 5.5 Securing the attendance of witnesses; 5.6 Defects in the charge or information; 5.7 Trying more than one offence or more than one defendant; 5.8 Attendance of the parties; 5.9 Withdrawal of charge/offering no evidence; 5.10 Summary trial procedure; 5.11 Procedure where the defendant is convicted; 5.12 The role of the court clerk/justices' legal adviser; 5.13 Committal for sentence; 6. Young Defendants and Youth Court Trials; 6.1 The aims of the youth justice system; 6.2 Youth courts; 6.3 Court of first appearance; 6.4 Place of trial 6.5 Crown Court trial of child/young persons6.6 Summary trial of child/young persons in adult magistrates' court; 6.7 Reporting restrictions in the adult courts; 6.8 Relevant date for determining age; 6.9 International instruments on youth justice; 6.10 Reforming the youth justice system; 7. Appeals from Magistrates' Courts and Youth Courts; 7.1 Setting aside conviction or sentence; 7.2 Appeals to the Crown Court; 7.3 Appeal to the High Court by way of case stated; 7.4 Judicial review; 7.5 Appeals against sentence; 7.6 Case stated or judicial review; 7.7 Further appeals
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