Criminal Processes & Investigative Procedures Victoria & Commonwealth 5th edition 2022

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Focusing on the Criminal Procedure Act 2009 (Vic), this text also explains the other key aspects of the criminal processes and investigative procedures that are now extant in the Victorian and Commonwealth jurisdictions. The wide-ranging topics include the hierarchy of courts in Victoria, commencement of criminal proceedings, bail, search and seizure, forensic procedures, police questioning, identification evidence, pleas, the parameters of double jeopardy and the jury system. Expert commentary and extracts from case law and legislation are combined to develop the reader’s understanding of these important matters.

The revised and updated fifth edition also includes:
• the statutory requirements under Victorian law governing the issuance of search warrants
• the test to be applied at coon law for recusing a trial judge on the ground of perceived bias against the Crown or the accused
• the issues on which the trial judge must instruct a jury
• the procedures to be applied by a trial judge where a jury is deadlocked on one or more of the counts charged
• an analysis of the scope of the prosecutor’s duty of fairness
• statutory updates about judge-alone trials


• Clear and structured style
• Jurisdiction-specific focus

Related Titles

• Feld, Heing & Anthony, Criminal Procedure in Australia, 2nd ed, 2020
• Hickie, Lloyd & Beaumont, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Criminal Law for Coon Law States, 3rd ed, 2021
• Ord, Shaw & Green, Investigative Interviewing Explained, 4th ed, 2014

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