The Disclosure Referencer

By Caroline Bradley, Alastair Munt

The Disclosure Referencer brings together all relevant UK legislation, codes, rules, regulations, protocols, and case law relating to the disclosure of evidence and materials in criminal proceedings both at the Crown and Magistrates level. The book allows the reader to see where duties lie and how best those duties can be fulfilled for each type of criminal cases in the UK. The Disclosure Referencer can be used as a daily reference tool that immediately enables the practitioner to identify the rules and regulations which are relevant to each stage of the investigation and process. It follows the course of a criminal investigation from the initial complaint through to the conclusion of the trial so that the reader fully understands the process by way of checklists and references to the relevant case laws and materials. The book enables all the parties involved - police, solicitors, barristers, etc. - to understand clearly their role and the processes involved. Failures in the proper application of the disclosure process by the prosecution and the defense are often responsible for the miscarriage of justice. The book makes a significant contribution by assisting the prosecution in understanding better their responsibilities and the defense in understanding how their changing obligations fits into the disclosure structure. (Series: Criminal Practice)

414 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781847669438