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The fourth edition of this best-selling book has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent developments in the law in criminal practice and procedure across the region.
The only textbook that explores criminal practice and procedure as it relates to the Commonwealth Caribbean, the book clariﬁes the state law in each of 11 jurisdictions, at the same time making it clear when laws are the same or similar and highlighting where differences among jurisdictions occur.
Both statute law and common law are examined in the relevant jurisdictions, which include Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Grenada amongst others. The impact of statutory changes in the laws are analysed, as well as recent developments in the common law. Throughout the text the statutory law in the Commonwealth Caribbean is compared to similar English legislation, in the light of the analysis of such legislation in English case law. Commonwealth Caribbean Criminal Practice and Procedure is the recommended textbook for all profes- sional law schools in the Commonwealth Caribbean and is used at regional universities as a reference book for criminal justice students. In addition, as the only book that deals speciﬁcally with criminal practice and procedure in the regions, it has proved a valuable reference tool for legal practitioners, judicial officers and police officers.
Acknowledgements Introduction Table of cases Table of Legislation Table of Abbreviations 1. Jurisdiction, 2. Abuse of Process, 3. Arrest, Search and Seizure, 4. Prosecution and Bail, 5. Initiation of Proceedings, 6. The Plea, 7. Summary Trial, 8. Summary Appeals, 9. Triable either way, 10. Committal Proceedings, 11. Paper committals and Committal for sentence, 12. Preliminaries to Indictable trial, 13. The course of an Indictable trial, 14. The Jury, 15. The Verdict, 16. Criminal Appeals, 17. Sentencing, 18. Juveniles, 19. Extradition Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E Bibliography Index
The Commonwealth Caribbean Law Series is the only series of law books that covers the jurisdiction of the English speaking Caribbean nations. The titles in the series were first published in 1995 to acclaim from academics, practitioners and the judiciary in the region. Several editions followed, and they have now become essential reading for those learning and practising Caribbean law.
This must have series is required holdings for any law library specialising in Caribbean legal information.