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NCJ Number: 160123 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Evidence and Procedure: The Statutory Framework
Author(s): S Seabrooke; J Sprack
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 476
Sponsoring Agency: Blackstone Press Ltd
London, W12 8AA, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-85431-415-7
Sale Source: Blackstone Press Ltd
Aldine Place
London, W12 8AA,
United Kingdom
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This book gives criminal lawyers and criminal justice students access to key points of criminal evidence and procedures in England and contains two basic parts that focus on evidence for the trial itself and procedures for bringing the accused to trial.
Abstract: The first part dealing with evidence contains chapters on general rules for witnesses, special witness categories such as children and the spouse of an accused, the accused as a witness, the accused's character as evidence of guilt or innocence, the accused's reaction in the face of an accusation, identification evidence, the hearsay rule and exceptions, confessions, illegally or improperly obtained evidence, opinion evidence, and privilege and public interest immunity. The second part covering criminal procedures deals with bail, trial procedures, transfer for trial, summary trials, juvenile trials, appeals from magistrate and crown courts, indictments, pleas, sentencing, and legal aid. Excerpts from England's Police and Criminal Evidence Act Codes of Practice are appended.
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Criminal justice overview texts; Criminal procedures; England; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign laws; Foreign police; Foreign sentencing; Rules of evidence; Trial procedures; Witnesses; World criminology
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