This work is a clear and concise study of the principles underlying criminal procedure in Victoria and the Commonwealth jurisdictions. The book provides succinct extracts of leading cases and critiques the law. this content informs readers of the current law and how it can be reformed to deal more appropriately with the complexities and challenges of this area. The text includes a discussion of the recent reforms in Victoria.This book is for all readers with an interest in criminal procedure, including judicial officers,lawyers and students.
1. Introduction -- 2. Courts exercising criminal jurisdiction -- 3. Commencement of criminal proceedings -- 4. Bail -- 5. Search, seizure, forensic procedures and fingerprinting -- 6. Police questioning -- 7. Identification evidence -- 8. The machinery of prosecution -- 9. The defence pleadings -- 10. The jury system.