Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings

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Blackstone, 1997 - Criminal procedure - 316 pages
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In the last decade the law in relation to disclosure in criminal proceedings has changed dramatically. On April 1997 the disclosure provisions of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 came into force. These provisions radically alter the common law rules, introducing a two-stagesystem of prosecution disclosure, defense disclosure and a code of practice dealing with the conduct of criminal investigations. As a result disclosure has become a complicated area for police officers, prosecutors abd defense practitioners alike. his book is not only a practical guide to theapplication of the new legislation, but also an in-depth examination of the intricacies of the old system, under which all cases started before April 1st 1997 will still be tried. This reference book will also explain how to apply the relevant rules and time limits, why material should be withheldfrom the accused and the rights and responsibilities of both the prosecution and defense.

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Contents

A duty of absolute fairness
13
The arms to Iraq cases and Public Interest Immunity
27
Conclusions
31
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

John Niblett OBE, LLB is a former employee of the Metropolitan Police Solicitor's Department and the Crown Prosecution Service. His experience of Crown Court practice and procedure and as Head of one of the Director of Public Prosecutions' Policy branches with responsibility for disclosureissues, enables him to provide a valuable insight into the development of the law, the reasons for change and the recent legislative reforms.

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