Victorian Criminal Procedure: State and Federal Law, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Victorian Criminal Procedure

State and Federal Law, 1st Edition

By Richard Fox, Nadia Deltondo

Federation Press

560 pages

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This new edition provides a comprehensive overview of the law governing the procedures for prosecuting offenders against state and commonwealth law in Victoria. The statute law is stated as available when the Victorian Parliament rose prior to the Victorian state election in November 2014. Case law takes account of key Victorian Court of Appeal judgments delivered up to 22 December 2014 when the court handed down its first sentencing Guideline Judgment.

It deals with sources and classifications of law, jurisdiction, machinery of federal and state prosecutions, prosecutorial discretion, representation and legal aid, courts exercising state and federal criminal jurisdiction, contempt, arrest, search and seizure, charges, bail, indictment, procedure in summary prosecutions, committal proceedings, jury trials, sentencing options under state and commonwealth law, and appeals in criminal matters.

Its aim is to be a practical aid for police, legal practitioners, magistrates, judges, corrections officials and others involved in the administration of criminal justice in Victoria as well as a useful reference for libraries, and a helpful guide for law and legal studies students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2.Prosecution and Defence 3.Courts Exercising Criminal Jurisdiction 4.Commencement of Process

Bail 5.Offences Triable Summarily 6.Committal Proceedings 7.Trial of Indictable Offences 8.Sentencing 9.Appeals in Summary Matters 10.Appeals in Indictable Matters

About the Authors

Nadia Deltondo is a Bachelor of Arts/Law with Honours majoring in Criminology at Monash University. Since graduating and being admitted as an Australian Lawyer, she has practised exclusively in criminal law having worked at the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions for the past 10 years where she is a Principal Solicitor in the Specialist Sexual Offences Unit.

Emeritus Professor Richard Fox specialised in the law of criminal procedure and the law relating to sentencing of offenders. He holds a Doctor of Laws from Monash University and a Master of Laws and Diploma of Criminology from Melbourne University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Criminal Law / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology