A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure (Paperback)

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A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure (Paperback)


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Beginning with an explanation of procedure prior to the accused appearing in court, this straightforward and practical guide works through the way in which prosecutions are commenced and the process around funding by the criminal defence service and bail. It then moves on to describe proceedings in the magistrates' court, including summary trial and committal for sentence, as well as the way in which the youth court operates. Finally, the process by which serious offences are sent direct to the Crown Court; trial on indictment; and sentencing and appeals are all examined in detail.

Fully updated to incorporate recent developments in the field, this new edition examines the impact of legislative developments, such as the repeal of the Criminal Courts Charge, changes to the funding system, and amendments to the Criminal Procedure Rules. Recent judicial initiatives and important new case law are also covered.

Very much a practical guide, this title makes frequent use of examples, flowcharts, and tables, and is specifically designed to assist the busy professional and student. A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure is an indispensable resource for those working in this field.

The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote ease of understanding.
John Sprack, Barrister, formerly Reader, Inns of Court Law School, , Michael Sprack, Barrister, 1 M.C.B John Sprack practiced for a number of years as a barrister in the criminal courts. He taught Criminal Litigation at the Inns of Court School of Law (now City Law School) for 11 years, and was Director of its Bar Vocational Course and of the LLM in Criminal Litigation. He was one of the founding authors of Blackstone's Criminal Practice and now provides Continuous Professional Development courses for practicing lawyers in Advocacy and Employment Law. He was an Employment judge for 15 years. Michael Sprack has a busy practice, specialising in criminal defence, employment and housing law, and has been at tenant at 1M.C.B since 2017. He has appeared in the Crown Court and the Magistrates' Court on a range of matters, including violent and sexual offences, offences involving weapons, drugs, fraud, dishonesty and driving. He has also advised and acted in appeals against conviction.

Product Details ISBN: 9780198843566
ISBN-10: 0198843569
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 28th, 2020
Pages: 576
Language: English