Australian Criminal Justice

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Oxford University Press, 1994 - Criminal justice, Administration of - 374 pages
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This introductory text provides an overview and critical examination of the Australian criminal justice process. It analyzes the influential matters which mould criminal justice, and examines the institutional and administrative features of its operation in Australian jurisdictions. Particular matters covered by the book include the substantive criminal law, trial procedures, the exercise of discretion and the "sites" of power bases underlying all of these. Both procedural justice in the form of written rules and universally recognised rights and protections, and substantive justice in which common sense notions of fairness and equity are dominant, are the subject of detailed discussion.

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An introduction to criminal justice
Criminal responsibility
Extensions of criminal responsibility

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Mark Findlay is an Associate Professor of Law, at the University of Sydney, and the Director of the Sydney University Institute of Criminology. He has authored and edited several books on criminal law, criminology and criminal justice administration including Issues in Criminal Justice Administration (1983); The Jury Under Attack (1988); Understanding Crime and Criminal Justice (1988). Stephen Odgers holds a tractional senior lectureship in law at the University fo Sydney, and is a practising barrister in New South Wales. He was previously a senior legal officer with the Australian Law Reform Commission. He has written numerous articles on criminal law, procedure and evidence and is the joint editor (with Stanley Yeo) of the Criminal Law Journal. Stanley Yeo is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice of Southern Cross University. He has written and edited several books on criminal law including Compulsion in the Criminal Law and Partial Excuses to Murder.

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