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The Criminal Process

Fifth Edition

Liz Campbell, Andrew Ashworth, and Mike Redmayne

25 June 2019

ISBN: 9780198818403

526 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

An authoritative and highly stimulating treatment of the key issues in criminal process and procedure.


The Criminal Process is an authoritative and highly stimulating treatment of the key issues in criminal process and procedure, authored by one of the leading figures in the field.

  • This edition has been updated by Liz Campbell, a leading figure in the field; readers can be sure of insightful and authoritative coverage
  • Provides invaluable critical analysis of the key criminal processes and procedures, helping the reader understand, question, and apply their knowledge

New to this edition

  • A fuller examination of confrontation and the protection of witnesses
  • The issues arising from disclosure in criminal trials
  • The reformulation of civil preventive orders, whereby ASBOs have been replaced with injunctions, Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs), and a range of other community measures
  • The limiting of legal aid and the implications of this
  • Includes coverage of the new CPS code for crown prosecutors (2018), police bail, recent changes to the use of digital processes and materials, and the revised PACE codes of practice
  • Sir Brian Leveson's Review of Efficiency in Criminal Proceedings
  • An increased focus on proceedings for corporate suspects, including deferred prosecution agreements

About the Author(s)

Liz Campbell, Francine McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence, Monash University, Andrew Ashworth, Emeritus Vinerian Professor of English Law, University of Oxford, and Mike Redmayne, The Late Professor of Law, London School of Economics

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to the English criminal process
    2:Towards a framework for evaluation
    3:Ethics, conflicts and conduct
    5:Gathering evidence: reliability, privacy, and bodily integrity
    6:Gatekeeping and diversion
    8:Remands before trial
    9:Pre-trial issues: disclosure, delay, and abuse of process
    11:The trial
    12:Appeals and retrials
    13:Circumventing the trial through preventive orders
    14:Criminal process values


"Review from previous edition 'This is a scintillating, original, and stimulating book ... the range of values and principles it discusses is wide ... informative, very well-written, and cogent. Everyone who is interested in criminal procedure should read it'" - Cambridge Law Journal

"'The Criminal Process is an invaluable analysis of the defects and failures of the pre-trial process with regard to the suspect. It brings together a formidable array of legal and socio-legal materials'" - Public Law

"'The Criminal Process is a thought-provoking and academically stimulating text. It is superbly balanced and explains the key principles of the criminal process. It also explores in excellent detail the various arguments for and against them. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in criminal law or criminology'" - Student Law Journal

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