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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
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