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Handbook of the Criminal Justice Process, The
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HANDBOOK OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS, THE

PAPERBACK BY MCCONVILLE, MIKE (DEAN OF CITY UNIVERSITY, HONG KONG AND PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK); WILSON, GEOFFREY (EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK)

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9780199253951
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
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PAGES
608 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
12 SEP 2002

DESCRIPTION

The Handbook of Criminal Justice Process is a new and 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. The authors aim to present the English Legal system as an example of one way of attempting to deal with problems involved in the administration of criminal justice, highlighting the general problems as well as the current English response and including the points at which decisions have to be made and the reasons behind them. Taken together, the chapters provide for the first time, a description of a dynamic and developing criminal justice system at work - comparing the mechanics of the system in theory and practice, the problems it faces and possible solutions, the values it reflects and the goals it pursues. The Handbook also makes a clear division between the formal structure and the way it is implemented, modified or supplemented and identifies the factors which impact on its success or failure in practice. This new work is essential reading for all those studying elements of criminal justice and criminology. It offers not only a clear understanding of the way the current English legal system works but will equip the reader with a greater knowledge of criminal procedure in general and where and why choices have to be made.

CONTENTS

Preface ; Introduction ; 1. The Structure and Organization of Criminal Justice in England and Wales: An Overview ; 2. The Organization and Accountability of the Police ; 3. Police Investigative Powers ; 4. Covert Surveillance and the Use of Informants ; 5. Regulating the Police Station: the Case of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 ; 6. Assisting and Advising Defendants Before Trial ; 7. Bail in Criminal Cases ; 8. The Right to Representation and Legal Aid ; 9. The System of Prosecution ; 10. Alternatives to Prosecution ; 11. Evidence in Criminal Cases ; 12. The Exchange of Information and Disclosure ; 13. Publicity Surrounding the Trial ; 14. Special Measures for Witnesses and Victims ; 15. Science, Experts and Criminal Justice ; 16. Magistrates ; 17. The Role of the Advocate ; 18. The Role of the Judge in Criminal Cases ; 19. The Adversary Trail and Trial by Judge Alone ; 20. Plea Bargaining ; 21. Trial by Jury ; 22. Juvenile Justice ; 23. Economic Crime ; 24. Mentally Abnormal Offenders - Disposal and Criminal Responsibility Issues ; 25. The Sentencing Process ; 26. Criminal Appeals: The Purpose of Criminal Appeals ; 27. Miscarriages of Justice and the Correction of Error ; 28. Restorative Justice: Assessing the Prospects and Pitfalls ; 29. Research, Statistics and Knowledge of Crime