This pack contains both Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 2020 and the edition of Blackstone's Handbook of Youths in the Criminal Courts which published in 2018. The set is the ideal companion for all those working not only with adults but also with children and young people in the criminal courts, to help them deal with all the issues arising in the specialist Youth Court and in the Crown Court jurisdiction.
A new appendix in Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook 2020 provides key updates to Blackstone's Handbook of Youths in the Criminal Courts, bringing it up to date to July 2019.
The new edition of the bestselling Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides a complete practical guide for the busy practitioner, incorporating essential extracts from the Magistrates' Court Sentencing Guidelines. It delivers all you need in one trustworthy source.
Covering all the key aspects of magistrates' court practice, the book focuses on the areas most likely to arise at short notice requiring an instant response from the advocate, as well as on those offences most frequently experienced at court, such as public order, dishonesty, drugs, weapons, driving, criminal damage, and sexual offences.
With a new, more streamlined format for the 2020 edition, Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook provides the perfect balance of portability and detail, facilitating quick navigation and instant decision-making. Tables, flow-charts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice 2020 provides you with easy access to in-depth commentary, whilst a new appendix updates the latest edition of
Blackstone's Handbook of Youths in the Criminal Courts (published in 2018) to reflect major developments in the law and practice relating to youths in the criminal justice system.
Please note that the bundled edition of Blackstone's Handbook of Youths in the Criminal Courts is the 2018 edition.
Blackstone's Youths in the Criminal Courts has been thoroughly updated to take account of the raft of significant changes since the previous edition - most notably the 2017 definitive guideline on sentencing children and young people and the new offence-specific guidelines.
The book covers the entire range of issues specific to the treatment of young people in criminal courts, the principles and practice of the Youth Justice System, the issues of jurisdiction, effective participation and fair trial, the use of special measures, and the complications of sentencing procedure and practice. It also deals in detail with the ways in which youths are sent to the Crown Court and the powers of that court in dealing with them; changing age during the course of proceedings
and attaining 18 as well as issues relating to parents and guardians. There is a new section on civil injunctions in the Youth Courts, incorporating the law on civil injunctions under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.
Both volumes' easy-to-use pocket-sized format facilitates quick reading and instant decision-making. Tables, flow-charts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. Cross-referencing to Blackstone's Criminal Practice provides you with easy access to in-depth commentary.