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Approximately 740 pages
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2014-04-28
Carswell

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From Crime to Punishment, Eighth Edition (25th Anniversary Edition)
By: Joel E. Pink, Q.C., David Perrier, Ph.D.
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Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminal law and criminal procedure in Canada

From Crime to Punishment examines the entire criminal process from the commission of a crime to conviction and sentencing.

The 8th edition of From Crime to Punishment provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to criminal law and criminal procedure now available in Canada. The authors have crafted a careful examination of the entire criminal process from the commission of a crime to conviction and sentencing, including an overview of the foundations of our present criminal law system. Originally written for the layperson and those interested or presently working within the legal and criminal justice systems, the present work covers diverse topics such as the basic principles of criminal law to how judges determine the credibility of witnesses in courtroom proceedings. This book simplifies what others have found to be complex and mystifying about our criminal law system, and therefore, is an excellent resource for those interested in understanding how it functions in the real world. New in this edition In the chapter entitled: Do you have a Criminal Record? - The Effect of Discharges and Record Suspensions: The writer views the law because of the controversy that discharges and record suspensions have. As will be seen in the chapter many Courts are confused. The writer tries to answer and clarify the law in this area. In the chapter entitled: Extradition: The writer of this chapter in layman's terms explains to the reader what extradition is and why one is extradited. He explains how the requesting country proceeds in having a fugitive return to their territory. The writer in layman's terms explains this complicated field of law.
About the Author
Joel E. Pink, Q. C. is a criminal lawyer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, practicing exclusively in the field of criminal and quasi-criminal law. For thirty-one years he was a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Law program. Mr. Pink has taught criminal trial practice and evidence at Dalhousie Law School and in the Halifax Regional Police Recruit Training Program. He was the president of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society for 2008 and 2009. He is a fellow of the International Society of Barristers and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has also appeared on several occasions before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Dr. David C. Perrier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia with thirty-eight years teaching experience. His current research and teaching interests include Criminology, the Canadian Criminal Justice System, Policing and Society, Police Accountability, Penology, Regulatory Enforcement in the Fishing Industry and Gambling and its Social Impacts. As one of the founders of the only Criminology Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Nova Scotia, he continues to contribute to numerous published articles, reports and conference papers in the area of gambling studies and regulatory enforcement. Having worked with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Auxiliary program and chaired the Nova Scotia Police Commission, he continues to teach in the Halifax Regional Police Recruit Training Program and serve on numerous educational and community committees.