Also available as eBook. The second edition provides an invaluable update, with hundreds of new case citations, references to the latest commentary, and analysis of the new codes of professional conduct from Canadian law societies.
This comprehensive text provides vital background information and a coherent structure for understanding the law. Focusing on the substantive aspects of the criminal justice system and the trial context, this casebook covers the adversary system, how the elements of crime are proven, defences and sentencing practices. Features include a concentration on the main sources (including the Criminal Code), key judicial decisions and critical review, judicious editing of the increasingly lengthy reasons for judgment in major cases, an extended introductory section and problems based on actual decisions or designed to provoke thought on current social issues.
Also available as eBook. The sixth edition of Criminal Law has been thoroughly updated to include developments in the principles of fundamental justice under section 7 of the Charter as they affect the criminal law, a discussion of duress following the landmark case of R. v. Ryan, how the Court has continued to confirm common law presumptions of subjective fault for criminal offences and that regulatory offences will be treated as strict liability offences, recent decisions clarifying inchoate and party liability and the test for abandoning a crime, new statutory developments in the mental disorder defence, recent restrictions on the provocation defence, a decision on the distinction between general and specific intent offences, and recent decisions relating to mandatory sentences.
Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials, now in its eleventh edition, weaves commentary and case law together to provide contextual background for the legislation that governs both regulatory and criminal offences. The text also provides practical information on how that legislation is applied.
Legislative changes considered in this edition include Parliament's trend to adding mandatory minimum sentences and Charter decisions striking some down, as well as new, simplified Criminal Code defences of self-defence and of defence of property enacted in 2013. Under the defence of insanity in Chapter 5, consideration is given to the new classification of the American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
Also available as eBook. This book sets out and examines the law governing criminal procedure in Canada. It explains the body of rules and principles that govern the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of any offence enacted by Parliament for which an accused person would have a criminal record if found guilty by a court exercising jurisdiction under the Criminal Code. These include such things as the rules by which police powers are exercised, the right to counsel, search warrants, interim release, and procuring attendance of witnesses. This third edition updates the law in all areas of criminal procedure.
The purpose of this companion book to Martin’s Annual Criminal Code is to collect in one convenient annotated volume most of the significant federal non-Criminal Code penal statutes as enacted by R.S.C. 1985 and subsequent legislation.