An einem eiskalten Dezembermorgen wird in einem Park in Dublin die Leiche einer Nonne gefunden. Die Inszenierung des Tatorts deutet auf einen Ritualmörder hin, doch Inspector Tom Reynolds ahnt, dass das Opfer nicht zufällig ausgewählt wurde. Die Spur führt in ein einsam gelegenes Kloster. Als sich dort rätselhafte Ereignisse häufen, durchdringt ein beängstigender Verdacht das alte Gemäuer: Der Mörder befindet sich im Kloster - und was ihn antreibt, ist Rache für ein nie gesühntes Verbrechen ...
Author: John Sprack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Now in its fourteenth edition, A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure provides a complete guide to the criminal process in England and Wales. It explains what happens before the accused appears in court, the way in which prosecutions are commenced, funding by the criminal defence service, and bail. It describes proceedings in the magistrates' court, including summary trial and committal for sentence, as well as the way in which the youth court operates. Committal and transfer for trial are clearly explained and the process by which serious offences are sent direct to the Crown Court is also studied. Trial on indictment is discussed in detail, as are sentencing and appeals. This new edition has been fully updated to incorporate recent developments in the field. In particular, attention is paid to the changes resulting from the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, as well as to recent Sentencing Guidelines. Changes to the PACE codes are also considered in detail. Very much a practical guide, this title makes frequent use of examples, flowcharts, and tables, and is specifically designed to assist the busy professional and student. A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure is an indispensable resource for those working in this field. The A Practical Approach series is the perfect partner for practice work. Each title focuses on one field of the law and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject together with clear, practical advice and tips on issues likely to arise in practice. The books are also an excellent resource for those new to the law, where the expert overview and clear layout promote ease of understanding.
Author: Neil C. Blond
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Release Date: 2009-09-01
From the start of classes to your final exams, Blond's Law Guides help you succeed in law school. Early in the semester and before each class, review the case summaries for clues on what to look for in a case. Throughout the semester, refer to the topical flow charts to understand the big picture of your course. As exam time draws near, utilize the summary outlines for semester review and mnemonics for essay prep. Features include: Case Clips that cover the key facts, issues, and rules you really need to know EasyFlow(tm) Charts that tie the key concepts together Outlines that hone in on what's important, leaving you with more time to learn Proven mnemonics that help you organize your essays and spot issues Blond's Law Guides provide clear, concise, and effective study guidance for the entire semester. Look for other Blond's Law Guides in the following course areas: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Property.
Author: Rolando V. del Carmen
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Packed with examples from real-world situations faced by today's law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition gives readers a practical and authoritative look at the most current guidelines in criminal procedure. Comprehensive and accurate without bogging readers down in unnecessary details, the text includes cutting-edge coverage of the law as it relates to arrests, searches and seizures, vehicle stops, use of force, interrogations, and line-ups. It also discusses current topics such as racial profiling, DNA evidence, plea bargaining, seizures of text/email messages, and many others. Interesting case briefs, sample police forms, hypothetical cases, and coverage of the most recent Supreme Court rulings keep the text as relevant as ever. Its clear, reader-friendly presentation makes law enforcement concepts easy to understand and apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Phillip E. Johnson
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2000-01-01
The new edition is carefully edited to provide broad coverage of the issues in a manageably sized (900-page) casebook. The author's commentaries provide students with background material and analysis to supplement the cases and statutory materials. Criminal Procedure is such a detailed subject, with such an enormous amount of case law, that it is very easy to become lost in the minutiae. The Third Edition keeps the students' attention focused on the forest rather than the trees by introducing them to the "big picture" at the beginning, and then showing them how each detailed issue relates to the major themes.
Author: Joel Samaha
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Social Science
This straightforward introduction to criminal procedure combines case excerpts with clear, detailed legal discussion and analysis to give students a solid understanding of the field. The book’s longtime success can be attributed to its widely acclaimed author and his unique ability to help readers grasp the complexities of law by clearly and carefully presenting all sides of an issue. Dr. Samaha has a true passion for wanting students to understand why procedures are as they are--instead of simply memorizing them. As a result, while most Criminal Procedure texts focus exclusively on how to, Samaha combines how and why. The Eighth Edition addresses the entire criminal procedure process--from search and seizure to post-conviction sentencing and review by appellate courts--while providing extensive case updates and new or expanded coverage of such key issues as terrorism/homeland security, the USA-PATRIOT Act, searches and seizures, military tribunals, recent changes to sentencing guidelines, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: John Sprack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2002
This popular and authoritative guide to criminal procedure explains what happens before the accused appears in court, the way in which proceedings are commenced, legal aid and bail. It describes proceedings in the magistrates' court including what happens in summary trial, commital forsentence and trial, as well as proceedings in the youth court. Trial on indictment is discussed in detail as are sentencing and appeals.The book includes a model brief, which enables the reader to put in context much of the theory previously explained, and includes the Code of Practice on Disclosure and the National Mode of Trial Guidelines.