The Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process / Edition 1

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This new handbook is an authoritative account of the criminal justice system in England and Wales that engages with the central issues common to any major criminal justice system. Compiling the thoughts and opinions of leading figures in this field of law, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of the system presenting a sequential account from investigation through to final appeal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253951
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike McConville is Dean of City University in Hong Kong and Professor of Law at the University of Warwick Geoffrey Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and a former Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Structure and Organization of Criminal Justice in England and Wales: An Overview 5
2 The Organization and Accountability of the Police 21
3 Police Investigative Powers 43
4 Covert Surveillance and the Use of Informants 59
5 Regulating the Police Station: The Case of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 75
6 Assisting and Advising Defendants before Trial 99
7 Bail in Criminal Cases 115
8 The Right to Representation and Legal Aid 137
9 Prosecutions Systems 149
10 Alternatives to Prosecution 167
11 Evidence in Criminal Cases 183
12 The Exchange of Information and Disclosure 205
13 Publicity Surrounding the Trial 221
14 Special Measures for Witnesses and Victims 237
15 Science, Experts, and Criminal Justice 253
16 Magistrates 285
17 The Role of the Advocate 311
18 The Role of the Judge in Criminal Cases 323
19 The Adversary Trial and Trial by Judge Alone 335
20 Plea Bargaining 353
21 Trail by Jury 379
22 Juvenile Justice 403
23 Economic Crime 423
24 Mentally Abnormal Offenders: Disposal and Criminal Responsibility Issues 447
25 The Sentencing Process 473
26 Criminal Appeals: The Purpose of Criminal Appeals 487
27 Miscarriages of Justice and the Correction of Error 505
28 Restorative Justice: Assessing the Prospects of Pitfalls 525
29 Monitoring and Understanding Criminal Justice: Statistics, Research, and Evaluation 549
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