Archbold Magistrates Court Criminal Practice 2014/15 (11ed)

Archbold Magistrates Court Criminal Practice
Archbold Magistrates Court Criminal Practice 2014/15 (11ed)
Barnes, B
Sweet & Maxwell

Bringing you the authority, trust and reassurance you would expect from Archbold, but designed specifically for the magistrates’ court, Archbold Magistrates’ Courts Criminal Practice 2015 arms you with all the expertise you need to successfully practice in the magistrates’ court.

  • Covers all criminal matters dealt with in the magistrates’ court
  • Follows a chronological order, so that you can find the information you need quickly
  • Gives you the law and procedures from those who really understand how it works
  • Provides practical guidance on substantive law, showing what the prosecution must prove, defences and sentencing for each offence
  • Includes full citation of authorities from statute and case law which can be cited in court
  • Features specialist coverage of youth courts, with guidance on proceedings and the regime for vulnerable witnesses
  • Sets out how to deal with mentally disordered offenders, showing what special arrangements apply
  • Contains flowcharts, procedural checklists, core statutory material, Codes, Rules and Practice Directions for ease of reference
  • Ensures portability with a one-volume format, ideal for court use


New to the 2015 edition

  • Amendments of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 affecting sentencing
  • Amendments by the Anti-Social Behaviour , Crime and Policing Act 2014, introducing offences of low-level theft by shoplifting and amendments to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991
  • Inclusion in the Youth Court chapters: 
    • Anticipated changes resulting from the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2014 affecting sentencing
    • Civil Injunctions for Youths brought in by the Anti-Social Behaviour , Crime and Policing Act 2014
    • Youth Gang Injunctions under  the Crime and Courts Act 2013
  • New sentencing guidelines for Sexual Offences
  • Completely updated and revised Criminal Procedure Rules and Codes of
  • Practice under PACE
  • New Criminal Practice Direction issued in October 2013
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