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An Introduction to the Criminal Process in Canada, 4th Edition
By: Alan W. Mewett, LL.B., B.L.C., LL.M., S.J.D., Q.C., Mr. Justice Shaun Nakatsuru
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This nutshell treatment of criminal procedure in Canada covers all stages of the criminal process from arrest or detention to conviction and sentencing, in a clear, understandable manner. The 4th edition incorporates the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, which replaced many of the provisions of the Official Secrets Act and introduced new provisions. Other legislative change since the last edition includes coverage of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
About the Author
Alan Mewett, Q.C., was a respected scholar and professor in the area of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence. He was editor of the Criminal Law Quarterly for more than 30 years and was the director of the Ontario Law Reform Commission's Evidence Project from 1970 to 1975. He continued to teach classes in evidence even following his retirement as a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1997, where he had been teaching for nearly 30 years. He previously held positions at Saskatchewan, Queen's and Osgoode Hall Law School. Alan Mewett received the W.P.M. Kennedy Award upon his retirement. He passed away in 2001.
Justice Shaun Nakatsuru was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2006, prior to which he practiced law for 12 years, specializing in criminal law and arguing cases in all levels of court. He was a prosecutor and counsel for the College of Physicians and Surgeons for three years and most recently, was Crown counsel in the Constitutional Law Branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General. He has been a member of the Ontario Criminal Code Review Board and has served as a board director of the Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Clinic and director of the Association of Law Officers of the Crown. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School and Osgoode Hall Law School, and has further been a speaker/instructor in programs with the Advocates Society, the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Professional Development Program and the Canadian Institute.