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Criminal Justice Act 2003

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Criminal Justice Act 2003

A Guide to the New Law

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Criminal Justice Act 2003 by Andrew William Keogh
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Controversial and far-reaching, the new Criminal Justice Act 2003 is one of the most important pieces of criminal legislation ever passed. This comprehensive guide offers a clear explanation as to how the new law will affect current practice. It provides a quick overview of each of the new provisions, followed by a more detailed analysis with reference to appropriate cases and new and existing legislative provisions. Major proposals contained in the Act include: new charging methods for offences; street bail; reverse presumptions under the Bail Act for offending while on bail, failing to appear and abolition of high court bail; overhaul of disclosure provisions; retrial for serious offences; overhaul of hearsay provisions; new definition of bad character and overhaul of admissibility provisions; new prosecution appeals mechanism for termination rulings; complete overhaul of sentencing, including new regime for dangerous offenders and life prisoners and introduction of new forms of custody including intermittent custody. The book includes a copy of the Act in full and details of a website dedicated to keeping you abreast of implementation dates. It will enable you to avoid potential pitfalls and negotiate these radical legislative changes with confidence.
Release date Australia
March 3rd, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The Law Society
Pages
584
Dimensions
165x220x25
ISBN-13
9781853288777
Product ID
1761410

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