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Criminal Practice Series Books

The Drugs Offences Handbook

The Drugs Offences Handbook provides a comprehensive, focused and concise analysis of the often complex evidential and litigation issues that relate to drugs cases. The law relating to drugs has the broadest span of any specialist area within crime. Evidentially it includes the forensic examination of drugs themselves and evidence linking individuals to drugs, as well as cell site analysis, interrogation of computers and mobile telephones, police powers of search,... Read more

Confiscation Law Handbook

Confiscation Law Handbook, Second Edition provides practitioners with a practical, user-friendly guide to this complex area of law. The clear analysis of legislation and proliferating case law allows principles to be quickly identified and understood. A stage by stage explanation of the procedural requirements ensures that required forms and responses are completed well and within time limits. Since the first edition, there have been a number of significant developments, most... Read more

Terrorism Law and Practice Handbook

Terrorism Law Handbook provides practitioners with a practical, user-friendly and comprehensive guide to terrorism law and practice in this high-profile and expanding field and includes detailed coverage from arrest through to trial and sentencing. Each chapter sets out an overview, definitions, key legislation and case law and include checklists and tables to highlight key points of practice and procedure. The main content covers: (a) the investigation and detention stage, including... Read more

A Practical Guide to INTERPOL and Red Notices

Cross-border investigations are on the increase; are you confident that you can effectively challenge a Red Notice? The last thirty years have seen a huge increase in co-operation between international law enforcement agencies in relation to the investigation of cross-border and transnational crime. A significant contributor to this increased co-operation is INTERPOL, which has a significant role in the sharing of intelligence and the circulation of Red Notices. This comprehensive... Read more

Criminal Records, Privacy and the Criminal Justice System: A Handbook

The state has a long memory, and arguably its keenest powers of recollection are reserved for those who come into contact with the criminal justice system. From the moment of an arrest until many years after a conviction or caution, a person may be exposed to real reputational damage that continues to impact on their professional and personal lives. In many cases, sensitive personal data will be retained or records... Read more

Confiscation Law Handbook

A practical handbook suitable for the busy practitioner or practitioner new to the field dealing with all the basic aspects of confiscation law including civil remedies. This book is useful for those giving advice at trial stage on the future impact of confiscation proceedings. A clear analysis of the proliferating caselaw in the field allows principles to be quickly identified and understood and a stage by stage explanation of the... Read more

Criminal Appeals Handbook

Criminal Appeals Handbook provides practical assistance to legal representatives of clients who are seeking to challenge convictions or sentences in the Court of Appeal and beyond. This book will also be of interest to those convicted and their families by assisting them to understand the process, their rights and their options. The process of appealing to the criminal court is an area of law where the practitioner and the layman... Read more

Criminal Appeals Handbook

Provides practical assistance to legal representatives of clients who are seeking to challenge convictions or sentences in the Court of Appeal and beyond. This text is also of interest to those convicted and their families, not by encouraging them to conduct appeals themselves, given how complex the process can be, but in assisting them to understand the process, their rights and their options. The second edition continues to take each... Read more

Criminal Disclosure Referencer

Disclosure remains the most important part of trial preparation and can often make the difference between conviction and acquittal. The process can only work and produce fair results if all parties to the process are aware of their duties. The second edition of Criminal Disclosure Referencer (first edition: The Disclosure Referencer) provides practitioners with a practical, user-friendly guide to the law and guidance relating to the disclosure of unused material.... Read more

Fraud: A Practitioner’s Handbook

“This excellent book…is the product of considerable industry and of a great deal of skill and experience… and certainly should find its way into the library of all who conduct criminal litigation in fraud cases, amongst them the judges on whom the duty of trying these cases fall.” HHJ Alistair McCreath, Recorder of Westminster, Southwark Crown Court (from the Foreword) This concise guide to the practice of fraud cases covers... Read more

Richardson and Clark: Sexual Offences A Practitioner’s Guide

Richardson and Clark: Sexual Offences A Practitioner’s Guide is an authoritative, practical handbook on the law relating to sexual offences. Covering the 70+ sexual offences currently on the statute books, each is dealt with individually by addressing the elements the prosecution must prove, potential defences, likely issues, jurisdiction and sentence. Charts and flow diagrams allow quick access to information during crucial time-sensitive situations, such as the post-arrest questioning of the... Read more

The Protest Handbook

“It is a pleasure to welcome a book such as this; one that compendiously sets out the law relevant to protest. It will no doubt become a standard resource for campaigners and their advisers.” Shami Chakrabarti and James Welch, Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) (from the Foreword) The only handbook available that exclusively covers both the criminal and civil aspects of this area of protest law. Guiding practitioners... Read more

Youth Court Guide

The Youth Court Guide is the definitive legal handbook for practitioners involved in the youth court. It provides an in-depth knowledge of the youth court system, as well as the fundamental principles and day-to-day practice that pertain to it, with direction on every stage of youth justice. This new edition brings the work fully up to date ensuring it remains a first port of call text providing guidance on practice... Read more