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Criminal Litigation Handbook By Martin Hannibal

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The Criminal Litigation Handbook offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the subject. Making good use of realistic case studies and online resources, students are encouraged to focus on putting their understanding into a practical context. Diagrams, self-test questions, and summaries of key points ensure the text is easy to use.

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Criminal Litigation Handbook: 2010-2011 by Martin Hannibal

The Criminal Litigation Handbook offers a comprehensive and practical guide to the areas of criminal litigation covered on the Legal Practice Course. Making effective use of realistic case studies which are backed up by documentation online, the text combines theory with practical considerations and encourages students to focus on putting their knowledge into a practical context. Written in an informal and accessible style, the text covers all procedural and evidential issues that arise in criminal cases. The more complex areas of criminal litigation are examined using numerous diagrams, flowcharts, and examples while potential changes in the law are highlighted by specially designed 'Looking Ahead' boxes. Each chapter ends with a key point summary and self-test questions, enabling students to quickly sum up what they have read and test their own knowledge. Online Resource Centre The comprehensive Online Resource Centre offers vital support to students throughout their course. Updates are freely accessible to enable students to keep up to date with developments in the field, while links to other useful websites and legislation encourage students to explore the subject area fully. For students who are interested in pursuing police station accreditation as a qualification, an additonal online chapter which explores the practice and dynamics of police station practice is included online. To reflect the increasing importance of bad character evidence, a comprehensive case law compendium on bad character is also available online. An interactive time line will help you to see how the whole criminal litigation process fits together and the issues that you need to keep in mind at particular points. The timeline distinguishes between the three classifications of offences (summary-only; either-way and indictable-only). Lecturers are able to access video clips of fictional but realistic court proceedings which follow the case studies included in the text; documentation supporting these case studies is also provided via the site. Additional videos cover the procedure at the police station and sentencing in the Crown Court. Lecturers are also able to access a test bank of questions which provide an innovative way to assess students' understanding.

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About Martin Hannibal


Martin Hannibal is a Barrister and a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University. He has wide experience of writing on criminal procedure and evidence. Lisa Mountford is a Solicitor and a Senior Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Teaching and Learning at Staffordshire University. She has extensive experience of teaching criminal litigation to LPC students, and sits as a magistrate.

Table of Contents


PART 1 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL LITIGATION; 1. Introduction; 2. An Introduction to the Law of Criminal Evidence and Advocacy; PART 2 INVESTIGATION AND CHARGE; 3. The Powers to Stop, Search and Arrest; 4. Detention and Interrogation; 5. The Right to Silence at the Police Station; 6. Challenging unlawfully and unfairly obtained evidence; 7. Obtaining Identification Evidence; 8. The Decision to Prosecute and the Prosecution's Duties of Disclosure of Evidence; PART 3 FROM CHARGE TO TRIAL; 9. Public Funding and Early Stages of the Criminal Justice Process; 10. The Law and Practice relating to Court Bail; 11. Prosecuting an Either-Way Offence; 12. Prosecuting Summary Offences; 13. Crown Court Proceedings Pre-Trial; 14. Trial Before the Crown Court; PART 4 PROVING THE CASE - THE RULES OF CRIMINAL EVIDENCE; 15. The Burden of Proof; 16. Witness Evidence; 17. Corroboration, the 'Turnbull Guidelines' and Opinion Evidence; 18. Hearsay Evidence; 19. Character Evidence and the accused as a witness at trial; 20. Private Privilege; PART 5 POST CONVICTION: SENTENCING AND APPEALS; 21. Sentencing Procedure and the General Principles of Sentencing; 22. Specific Types of Sentence and the Plea in Mitigation; 23. Sentencing in Road Traffic Cases; 24. Appeals; PART 6 YOUTH JUSTICE; 25. Youth Justice Introduction; 26. Prosecuting Young Offenders; 27. Sentencing Young Offenders

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Criminal Litigation Handbook: 2010-2011 by Martin Hannibal
Martin Hannibal
Legal Practice Course Guide
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2010-08-09
656
0199589747
9780199589746
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