Criminal Law in Queensland & Western Australia - 6th Edition
|Author(s) :||Colvin, E and McKechnie, J|
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|Published :||November, 2011|
Legislative reforms have required much re-writing in the chapters on murder and manslaughter, defensive force, provocation, compulsion and emergency, and committals and trials. There have also been a host of updates required by developments in the case-law. The new cases for this edition include the decisions of the High Court of Australia in Braysich (on evidentiary burdens), Pollock (on provocation), Taiapa (on compulsion), Keenan (on common purpose liability), Gedeon (on entrapment), Dupas (on prejudicial publicity) and White (on proceeds of crime).
· A unique approach on the criminal law of Queensland and Western Australia
· Clear and succinct analysis of the relevant cases
· This book receives excellent feedback from the market, as for example ?excellent coverage of 'Procedures'
· Readers can focus on the relevant Codes and legislation of those two specific states
· The book presents a succinct illustration of the relevant point of each case
· The work gives a complete overview of all relevant aspects of Criminal Law and is being class-tested by a large number of students and lecturers
About the Authors
Eric Colvin has been Professor of Law at Bond University since 1989 and was Dean of the University from 1995-2000. He was previously Professor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and has also taught at the Universities of Stirling, Edinburgh, New Brunswick, Adelaide and British Columbia.
John McKechnie is a judge in the general decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. At the time of his appointment in 1999, he was the first director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia.
The book has 32 chapters divided into six parts.
1. Part I - Introduction
2. Part II - Offences
3. Part III - Defences
4. Part IV - Participation in Offences
5. Part V - Criminal Procedure
6. Part VI - Sentencing and Proceeds