Criminal Disclosure Referencer

Second Edition

By Tom Wainwright, Emma Fenn, Shahida Begum

Disclosure remains the most important part of trial preparation, and it can often make the difference between conviction and acquittal. The process can only work and produce fair results if all parties to the process are aware of their duties. The second edition of Criminal Disclosure Referencer (first edition: The Disclosure Referencer) provides practitioners with a practical, user-friendly guide to the law and guidance relating to the disclosure of unused material. The text follows the disclosure process chronologically, from the commencement of the investigation to the conclusion of the case, drawing together all the relevant legislation, codes, guidelines, rules, protocols, and case law in a comprehensive manner. The reader will be able to quickly and effectively see the duties and obligations of the main participants. Since the last edition of this work, the criminal justice landscape has changed fundamentally. The number of pre-trial hearings have been drastically reduced and replaced with a single 'Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing.' The principles of 'Better Case Management' have been introduced, which requires advocates to take more responsibility in relation to disclosure. In the vast majority of Crown Court cases, evidence and disclosure are now provided digitally. All of these changes require parties to the criminal justice system to be fully up to date with their obligations in relation to disclosure. This edition has been updated to take account of numerous developments in legislation, case law, and procedure. (Series: Criminal Practice Series) [Subject: Criminal Law]

Publication Date: 12/21/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781784518790