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Published: 03 December 2019

576 Pages


ISBN: 9780198843566

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A new practitioner law publication

A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure

Sixteenth Edition

John Sprack and Michael Engelhardt-Sprack

  • Provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the main contours of criminal procedure and sentencing
  • Takes a pragmatic approach to criminal procedure, addressing points likely to arise in day-to-day practice
  • Features an authoritative description of how courts apply the law
  • Extremely user-friendly and easy to navigate, lucidly written and clearly set out, with practical checklists, flowcharts, and examples

New to this Edition:

  • Considers 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
  • Deals with recent judicial initiatives: the Digital Case System; the promotion of 'virtual courts'; the increasing use of special measures for vulnerable witnesses and defendants; the 'Better Case Management' initiative in the Crown Court; and the 'Transforming Summary Justice' initiative in the Magistrates' Court
  • Takes into account important appellate cases, including R v Haralambous, R v Davenport and R v Tsekiri among others

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