Also available in print: KE9260 .C68 2019 LAW (Reserve).
The goal of this book is to help render the statutory and common law rules of criminal procedure more comprehensible and accessible to practitioners and students. It presents the law of criminal procedure visually, through a series of annotated charts and diagrams.
Also available in print: KE9260 .S24 1994 LAW (Reserve).
Canadian Criminal Procedure, Sixth Edition offers an authoritative perspective and analysis of each relevant provision of the Criminal Code all the leading cases, and their associated principles.
This book sets out and examines the law governing criminal procedure in Canada. It explains the body of rules and principles that govern the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of any offence enacted by Parliament for which an accused person would have a criminal record if found guilty by a court exercising jurisdiction under the Criminal Code.
This text provides a comprehensive review of the law of criminal procedure in Canada. The service is organized chronologically, following the stages of the criminal justice system as a criminal charge is processed. Subjects discussed range from the classification of offences, to the law of arrest, to fitness to stand trial and the voir dire.
Criminal Procedure in Canada explains the rules of criminal procedure in a clear, concise manner. Structured chronologically, the relevant rules and procedures are introduced and explained in the same sequence as the criminal process, offering a logical and intuitive organization. The Charter's innumerable effects on the criminal process are addressed seamlessly throughout the book.
Important topics discussed in the text include how to handle criminal law interventions in a way that is sensitive to the family law context, how the justice system accounts for historical harms done to Indigenous communities, and how the civil system recognizes Indigenous self-governance (Gladue courts, Gladue reports, constitutional status of Indigenous-run social programs).
This casebook highlights many hot button issues and focuses on the tension between the rights of accused, especially since the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the interests of effective law enforcement.