Criminal Law in Hong Kong

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Kluwer Law International, 2011 - Law - 304 pages
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Hong Kong. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system.
 

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Contents

Preface
13
5 Social and Cultural Aspects
21
2 Overview of the Criminal Justice System
32
3 Trends within Criminal Justice
41
Selected Bibliography
47
Scope of Application of Criminal Statutes
53
2 Principles with Respect to Persons
59
3 MENS REA
67
Grounds for a Reduction in Sentence
255
Grounds for Mitigation in Sentencing
256
LongTerm Prison Sentences Review Ordinance
258
2 The Penalties
259
Life Imprisonment
260
Absolute Discharge
261
Fine
262
BindingOver Order
263

4 Strict Liability Offences
78
Automatism Noninsane Automatism
85
Mistake
91
Incomplete or Partly Perpetrated Criminal Offences
107
4 Counselling and Procuring
114
7 Conspiracy
118
Classification and Survey of Criminal Offences
124
3 Miscellaneous Offences
143
Criminal Procedure
177
The Preliminary Inquiry
183
4 The Rules of Evidence
189
Powers Rights and Duties in the Pretrial
203
2 Rights before Trial
224
2 The Trial
232
Sanctioning System
242
Consecutive and Concurrent Sentences
246
Totality Principles
248
Outstanding Offences
249
Sivan Procedure
250
Sentencing in the Juvenile Courts
251
Police Superintendents Discretion Scheme
265
Detention and Training Centre Order
266
Probation Order
268
Community Service Order
269
Compensation Order
271
Disqualification
273
Criminal Bankruptcy Order
274
Drugs Addiction Treatment Centre
275
3 The Legal Remedies
276
Appeal
277
B Appeal from the District Court and CFI against Sentence
280
Appeal from Magistracy against Sentence
281
E Right of Appeal to the Highest Appellate Court from Magistracy Appeal
282
Review
283
Application for Review of a Bail Decision
284
Appeal by Way of Case Stated
285
Reference to the Court of Appeal on a Question of Law Following Acquittal
286
Execution and Extinction of Criminal Sanctions
291
Extinction of Sanctions or Sentences
297
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