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NCJ Number: 159021 Find in a Library
Title: Blackstone's Criminal Practice, 1995
Editor(s): P Murphy
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 2512
Sponsoring Agency: Blackstone Press Ltd
London, W12 8AA, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85431-402-5
Sale Source: Blackstone Press Ltd
Aldine Place
London, W12 8AA,
United Kingdom
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This comprehensive volume presents all the material deemed by the editor to be essential to criminal legal practice in Great Britain.
Abstract: It is designed to be useful to solicitors as well as barristers, to practitioners in the magistrates' courts as well as those in the Crown Court, and to those who prosecute as well as those who defend. The book is divided into six parts. Part A contains a treatise on the general principles of criminal law. Topics discussed are the external elements of an offense, mens rea, general defenses, strict liability and vicarious liability, parties to offenses, and inchoate offenses. Part B, which addresses the substantive criminal law, examines all important criminal offenses. Each indictable offense is described in relation to its definition, applicable procedural rules, range of sentence, and any sentencing guidelines, form of indictment, alternative verdicts, elements, and defenses. Part C covers most important road traffic offenses. Parts D, E, and F deal respectively with criminal procedure, sentencing, and evidence. This edition takes into account the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act of 1994, the Drug Trafficking Act of 1994, the Firearms (Amendment) Act of 1994, the Trade Marks Act of 1994, and the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act of 1994. The amendments to the Crown Court Rules and the new Code of Practice for prosecutors are also covered. All important new court decisions are noted. Tables of cases, statutes, statutory instruments and codes of practice; appended supplementary material; and a subject index
Main Term(s): Court procedures
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; Criminal law; Criminal procedures; Foreign laws; Rules of evidence; Sentencing/Sanctions; Traffic offenses
Note: Fifth edition.
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