Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2020 (Book, All Supplements, and Digital Pack) (30th edition)

ISBN : 9780198849254

David Ormerod; David Perry
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  • Your single point of reference for the criminal courts
  • Professor David Ormerod QC (Hon) and David Perry QC lead a team of contributors whose courtroom expertise you can rely on
  • Clear, common-sense navigation coupled with a logical, intuitive structure - instant access to the information you need
  • Practical guidance on sentencing and procedure - your essential companion through every stage of every trial
  • Useful materials supplement contains the materials you need to access most frequently - includes the full updated text of the Criminal Procedure Rules, the Criminal Practice Directions, and the Sentencing Guidelines
  • Supplements, regular newsletters, web updates, and email alerts keep you fully abreast of all developments
  • The digital edition offers instant online and offline access, full text searching, extensive links from citations to judgements on BAILII and ICLR, and tools to annotate, highlight, print, and share content
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New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of all new developments including key case law, the Offensive Weapons Act 2019, the Voyeurism Offences Act 2019, the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019, the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Act 2019, and the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018
  • Distinguished new member of the Advisory Editorial Board: HHJ Deborah Taylor, and author team: HHJ Jonathan Cooper
  • Neutral citations added throughout to make referencing even easier
  • Updated Criminal Procedure Rules (integrated with the Criminal Practice Directions), Sentencing Guidelines, including the new General Guideline: Overarching Principles, Child Cruelty, Manslaughter, Arson and Criminal Damage, and appendices of relevant PACE codes
  • Further enhancements to the supplement, inlcuding brand new tables of expanded explanations for aggravating factors, and factors reducing seriousness or reflecting personal mitigation

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.
This new edition has been meticulously revised to provide extensive coverage of all new legislation, case law, and Practice Directions. With supplements, free digital newsletters, and fortnightly web updates, you can trust Blackstone's Criminal Practice to provide reassurance on all the latest developments in criminal law and procedure.



A1: Actus reus
A2: Mens Rea: the external elements of an offence
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

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: Corruption
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

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

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 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: 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

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

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 and privilege
F10: Opinion evidence
F11: Admissibility of previous verdicts
F12: Character evidence: evidence of bad character of accused
F13: Character evidence: admissibility of evidence of accused's good character
F14: Character evidence: evidence of bad character of persons other than the accused
F15: The rule against hearsay: general principles
F16: Exceptions to the rule against hearsay (excluding confessions)
F17: The rule against hearsay: confessions
F18: Evidence of identification
F19: Inferences from silence and the non-production of evidence

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

Criminal Procedure Rules and Criminal Practice Directions
Sentencing Guidelines


General Editor David Ormerod QC (Hon), Barrister, Bencher of Middle Temple, Professor of Criminal Justice, Queen Mary, University of London, and General Editor David Perry QC, Barrister, 6 KBW College Hill
Blackstone's Criminal Practice is written by a distinguished team of contributors, representing the accumulated experience of the academic world, the Bench, the Bar, and the solicitors' profession. The team is headed by Professor David Ormerod QC (Hon) and David Perry QC.
Founding Editor:
HHJ Peter Murphy 
Advisory Editorial Board:
The Rt Hon Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division
The Honourable Mr Justice Globe
HHJ Sally Cahill QC
HHJ Martin Edmunds QC
HHJ Richard Marks QC
HHJ Jeffrey Pegden QC
HHJ Heather Norton
HHJ Michael Hopmeier
HHJ Steven Everett
HHJ Jonathan Cooper
HHJ Deborah Taylor
Michael Bowes QC, Outer Temple Chambers
Alison Levitt QC
Tim Owen QC, Matrix Chambers
Robert Smith QC, 16 Park Place Chambers 
Adrian Waterman QC, KBW Chambers
HH Eric Stockdale
Paramjit Ahluwalia, Barrister, Lamb Building Chambers
Duncan Atkinson QC, Barrister, 6KBW College Hill, Senior Prosecuting Counsel for the Crown at the Central Criminal Court
Alex Bailin QC, Barrister, Matrix Chambers 
Diane Birch OBE, LLB, JC Smith Professor of Law, University of Nottingham 
HHJ Jonathan Cooper, MA, MPhil, Cambridge Crown Court; Honorary Professor, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University
HHJ Johannah Cutts QC, Reading Crown Court
Anand Doobay, Partner, Boutique Law LLP
Anthony Edwards, Solicitor, TV Edwards LLP
Rudi Fortson QC, Barrister, 25 Bedford Row; Visiting Professor of Law, Queen Mary University
Daniel Godden, Partner, Berkeley Square Solicitors
Katherine Hardcastle Barrister, 6KBW College Hill
William Hays, Barrister, 6KBW College Hill
Michael Hirst, LLB, LLM, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice, Leicester De Montfort Law School
Laura C. H. Hoyano, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow in Law, Wadham College; Fellow of Middle Temple; Barrister, Red Lion Chambers
Peter Hungerford-Welch, LLB, FHEA, Barrister and Assistant Dean (Head of Professional Programmes), The City Law School, City, University of London 
Paul Jarvis, MA, Barrister, 6KBW College Hill
Adrian Keane, LLB, Barrister, Emeritus Professor of Law, The City Law School, City, University of London 
Michael Lerego QC, Recorder of the Crown Court
Richard McMahon QC, LLB, LLM, Deput Bailiff of Guernsey
Valsamis Mitsilegas, Professor of European Criminal Law and Global Security and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London
Tim Moloney QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers 
Rebecca Niblock, Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP
Amanda Pinto QC, MA, Barrister, 33 Chancery Lane
HH Peter Rook QC, Formerly Senior Circuit Judge sitting at the Central Criminal Court; Associate member of Red Lion Chambers (Bespoke and International Services); Judicial Fellow of the UCL Judicial Institute
Richard D. Taylor, MA, LLM, Barrister, Professor of English Law, Lancashire Law School, University of Central Lancashire 
Mark Topping, LLB, RD, Solicitor
Martin Wasik CBE, LLB, MA, FRSA, Barrister, Recorder of the Crown Court, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice, Keele University

Review from previous edition
"I direct counsel to Blackstone's Criminal Practice first - Archbold cannot rival it in terms of detailed coverage and commentary" - HHJ Roberts, Central Criminal Court

"Blackstone's is a worthy rival to Archbold. Its treatment of evidence and procedure, as well as its exemplary discussion of recent appellate court authorities make it my first port of call on any problem" - HHJ Pardoe QC,Snaresbrook Crown Court

"A most valuable reference guide. I would not be without it" - HHJ Radford, Snaresbrook Crown Court

"Easy to read and not only extremely useful for advocates but could be a vital quick reference for legal advisors and magistrates" - John Thornhill JP, The Magistrate
"The enormous breadth of experience and expertise of the academic and practitioner contributors is everywhere evident" - Robin Booth, The London Advocate