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Australian Criminal Justice : Fifth Edition - Mark Findlay

Australian Criminal Justice

Fifth Edition

Paperback Published: 1st October 2014
ISBN: 9780195521153
Number Of Pages: 576

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Australian Criminal Justice Fifth Edition provides a complete overview of the criminal justice process. It analyses the influences that shape criminal justice and examines the institutional and administrative features of its operation in all jurisdictions. The book guides readers step-by-step through the stages of a case – from investigation to sentencing and explores the social context of criminal justice in terms of the rights of the individual, community responsibilities, and international guarantees.

Now in its fifth edition and 20 years since the first, Australian Criminal Justice remains the authoritative introduction to the criminal justice system.

New to this edition:

  • Updated discussion of detention, immigration and people smuggling
  • Increased discussion of terrorist offences and trials, international criminal law and human rights
  • Critical reflection questions throughout each chapter, to encourage further thought and generate discussion

Introduction 1. Criminal Responsibility IntroductionAims and functions of the criminal lawSources, prescriptions and influences on the criminal lawElements of a crimeExtensions of criminal responsibilityConclusion2. Police Investigation IntroductionBalancing public interestsSearch and seizureArrest and detentionInterrogationInformers‘Pretext conversations’Eyewitness identificationConclusion3. Expanding Crime Investigation IntroductionNew methods, new agendas?Australian Crime Commission (ACC) (formerly National Crime Authority (NCA))Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC)Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)Ramification for individual rightsConclusion4. Pre-Trial IntroductionDiscretionSieving the systemPre-trial police decision-makingPre-trial obligations of the prosecution and defence—pre-trial hearingsProsecutor’s pre-trial decision-makingDefence pre-trial decision-makingCommittal hearingAbuse of process in pre-trialConclusion5. Trial IntroductionThe Higher CourtsThe Lower CourtsConclusion6. Evidence IntroductionProofPresenting evidenceAdmission and use of evidenceConclusion7. Punishment and Penalty IntroductionCrime and punishmentPrinciples of punishmentThe demise of retribution?PenaltyCorrectional models of punishmentPunishment and welfarePenal reformConclusion8. Sentencing IntroductionSentencing aimsThe sentencing hearingFacts relevant to sentencingSentencing disparity and problems with quantum of punishmentRemedies for achieving just sentencingSentencing policy and public opinionMandatory sentencesSentencing drug-dependent offendersConclusion9. Appeals IntroductionAppeal against convictionAppeal against sentencingConclusion10. And Justice for All?IntroductionJuvenilesAboriginal peopleWomenIntellectually disabled peopleCorporationsDiscriminatory consequences of the criminal justice processVictims of crimeCombating terrorismConclusion

ISBN: 9780195521153
ISBN-10: 0195521153
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st October 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 5
Edition Type: Revised

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