skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 118384 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Court in Action
Author(s): D Barnard
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 365
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth
London, WC2B 6AB, England
Publication Number: ISBN 0-406-55615-6
Sale Source: Butterworth
88 Kingsway
London, WC2B 6AB,
United Kingdom
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: Intended for attorneys in their first years of practice, this text explains the rules of criminal procedure most often encountered in the course of a criminal trial in the United Kingdom.
Abstract: The book first presents a typical criminal case by taking the reader through all the relevant documentation and transcripts of the committal proceedings and trial. The next section of the book details the rules of criminal procedure as viewed from the perspective of the advocate in court. Issues covered in this section pertain to legal parameters in criminal investigations, police procedures after arrest, magistrates' courts jurisdiction, committal proceedings, trial at the crown court, trial before magistrates, appeals from magistrates' courts, appeal from the crown court, bail, and costs and legal aid. The final section focuses on sentencing procedures, with attention to the sentencing process, imprisonment, noncustodial sentences, juvenile dispositions, and the sentencing of mentally ill offenders. Table of statutes, list of cases, appended relevant statutes and road traffic penalties, subject index.
Main Term(s): Criminal procedures
Index Term(s): Police legal limitations; Pretrial procedures; Trial procedures; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Third edition
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=118384

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.