The fifth 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. As the only
textbook to explore criminal practice and procedure as it relates to the Commonwealth
Caribbean, the book clarifies the state law in each of 11 jurisdictions, while at the same time
making it clear when laws are the same or similar and highlighting where differences among
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 with
similar English legislation, in light of the analysis of such legislation in English case law.
This book is the recommended textbook for all professional 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.
1: Acknowledgements; 2: Introduction; 3: Table Of Abbreviations; 4: Table Of Cases; 5: Table Of Legislation; 6: Chapter 1 – Jurisdiction; 7: Chapter 2 – Abuse of Process; 8: Chapter 3 – Arrest, Search, and Seizure; 9: Chapter 4 – Prosecution and Bail; 10: Chapter 5 – Initiation of Proceedings; 11: Chapter 6 – The Plea; 12: Chapter 7 – Summary Trial; 13: Chapter 8 – Criminal Procedure Rules; 14: Chapter 9 – Summary Appeals; 15: Chapter 10 – Triable Either Way; 16: Chapter 11 – Committal Proceedings; 17: Chapter 12 – Paper Committals and Committal for Sentence; 18: Chapter 13 – Preliminaries to Indictable Trial; 19: Chapter 14 – The Course of an Indictable Trial; 20: Chapter 15 – The Jury; 21: Chapter 16 – The Verdict; 22: Chapter 17 – Criminal Appeals; 23: Chapter 18 – Sentencing; 24: Chapter 19 – Juveniles; 25: Chapter 20 – Extradition; 26: Appendices; 27: Bibliography; 28: 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.