This manual will assist the criminal law practitioner, whether defence counsel, Crown counsel, judge, law enforcement officer or student, to quickly address problems and issues commonly arising in the practice of criminal law. Whenever procedural or evidentiary issues arise in preparing for a trial or mid-way through a trial, the manual will assist with the key principles, procedures and practice points necessary for quick reference. Topics covered include statutory interpretation, investigation, the trial process, evidence, remedies, and appeals. Each chapter begins with an overview of the subject matter. "Key cases" identifying the leading authorities on an issue are outlined at the beginning of each section. Where possible, procedural charts are used to provide the reader with an overview of the process.
This publication also includes legal Issues in Focus. This section features memoranda authored by lawyers, each analyzing a specific emerging legal issue relevant to the practice of criminal law.
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