ISBN : 9780198812289
Led by Professor David Ormerod and David Perry QC, our team of authors has been hand-picked to ensure that you can trust our unique combination of authority and practicality. With a simultaneous supplement containing essential materials, you can rely on Blackstone's Criminal Practice to be your constant companion through every courtroom appearance.
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MAIN VOLUME; PART A: CRIMINAL LAW; A1 Actus reus: the external elements of an offence; A2 Mens Rea; A3 General defences; A4 Parties to offences; A5 Inchoate offences; A6 Corporate Liability; A7 Human rights; A8 Territorial and extra-territorial jurisdiction; A9 European Union Law; PART B: OFFENCES; B1 Homicide and related offences; B2 Non-fatal offences against the person; B3 Sexual offences; B4 Theft, handling stolen goods and related offences; B5 Fraud and blackmail; B6 Falsification, forgery and counterfeiting; B7 Company, commercial and insolvency offences; B8 Damage to property; B9 Offences affecting security; B10 Terrorism, piracy and hijacking; B11 Offences affecting public order; B12 Offences relating to weapons; B13 Offences affecting enjoyment of premises; B14 Offences against the administration of justice; B15 Bribery and Misconduct in Public Office; B16 Revenue customs and social security offences; B17 Offences involving misuse of computers; B18 Offences involving writing, speech or publication; B19 Offences related to drugs; B20 Offences relating to dangerous dogs and animal welfare; B21 Offences relating to money laundering and the proceeds of criminal conduct; B22 Immigration offences; PART C: ROAD TRAFFIC OFFENCES; C1 Definitions and basic principles in road traffic cases; C2 Procedure and evidence in road traffic cases; C3 Offences relating to driving triable on indictment; C4 Offences relating to documents triable on indictment; C5 Drink-driving offences; C6 Summary traffic offences; C7 Sentencing; C8 Schedules 2 and 3 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988; PART D: PROCEDURE; D1 Powers of investigation; D2 The decision to prosecute and diversion; D3 Courts, parties and abuse of process; D4 Criminal Procedure Rules and case management; D5 Preliminary procedures in magistrates' courts; D6 Classification of offences and allocation (determining mode of trial); D7 Bail; D8 Assets recovery; D9 Disclosure; D10 Sending cases from the magistrates' court to the Crown Court; D11 The indictment; D12 Arraignment and pleas; D13 Juries; D14 Special measures and anonymity orders; D15 Trial on indictment: general matters and pre-trial procedure; D16 Trial on indictment: the prosecution case; D17 Trial on indictment: the defence case; D18 Trial on indictment: procedure between close of defence evidence and retirement of jury; D19 Trial on indictment: procedure relating to retirement of jury and verdict; D20 Trial on indictment: sentencing procedure; D21 Summary trial: general and preliminary matters; D22 Summary trial: the course of the trial; D23 Sentencing in the magistrates' court; D24 Trial of juveniles; D25 Civil behaviour orders: ASBOs, Closure Orders, SCPOs, and VOOs; D26 Appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment; D27 Procedure on appeal to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division); D28 Reference to the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) following trial on indictment; D29 Challenging decisions of magistrates' courts and of the Crown Court in its appellate capacity; D30 Appeals to the Supreme Court and the role of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights; D31 Extradition; D32 Public funding; D33 Costs; PART E: SENTENCING; E1 Sentencing: general provisions; E2 Custodial sentences: general provisions; E3 Mandatory life sentences; E4 Dangerous offenders; E5 Prescribed custodial sentences; E6 Suspended sentences; E7 Custodial sentences: detention and custody of offenders under 21; E8 Community orders; E9 Youth rehabilitation orders; E10 Referral orders; E11 Reparation orders; E12 Absolute and conditional discharges; E13 Binding over; E14 Orders against parents; E15 Fines; E16 Compensation orders; E17 Restitution orders; E18 Deprivation and forfeiture orders; E19 Confiscation orders; E20 Recommendation for deportation; E21 Exclusions and disqualifications; E22 Mentally disordered offenders; E23 Notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act 2003; E24 Rehabilitation of offenders; PART F: EVIDENCE; F1 General principles of evidence in criminal cases; F2 The discretion to exclude evidence; evidence unlawfully, improperly or unfairly obtained; F3 Burden and standard of proof and presumptions; F4 Competence and compellability of witnesses and oaths and affirmations; F5 Corroboration and Care Warnings; F6 Examination-in-chief; F7 Cross-examination and re-examination; F8 Documentary evidence and real evidence; F9 Public policy; F10 Privilege; F11 Opinion evidence; F12 Admissibility of previous verdicts; F13 Character evidence: evidence of bad character of accused; F14 Character evidence: admissibility of evidence of accused's good character; F15 Character evidence: evidence of bad character of persons other than the accused; F16 The rule against hearsay: general principles; F17 Exceptions to the rule against hearsay (excluding confessions); F18 The rule against hearsay: confessions; F19 Evidence of identification; F20 Inferences from silence and the non-production of evidence; APPENDICES; Appendix 1 Codes of Practice under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; Appendix 2 Attorney-General's Guidelines; Appendix 3 The Code for Crown Prosecutors; Appendix 4 Disclosure; (SIMULTANEOUS) SUPPLEMENT 1; Criminal Procedure Rules 2016 and Criminal Practice Directions; Sentencing Guidelines