Books | UK Encyclopedia of Law     Just another Lawiorguk site
Search in more than 1.500.000 entries

The handbook of the criminal justice process

Yingguo xing shi si fa cheng xu: English criminal justice process

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > From ca. 1775 to the law reform (ca. 1830)

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): Geoffrey Wilson, Michael McConville
  • Biografical Information: Mike McConville is Dean of City University in Hong Kong and Professor of Law at the University of Warwick Geoffrey Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and a former Fellow of Queen's College, Cambridge.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): England
  • Publication Information: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: (Stable identifier)

Short Description

XXII, 581 pages ; 26 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, The handbook of the criminal justice process is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

Research References

  • Providing references to further research sources: Search

More Options

Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by Mike McConville and Geoffrey Wilson.
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Country/State: England
  • Number of Editions: 11 editions
  • First edition Date: 2003
  • Last edition Date: 2003
  • Languages: British English, Chinese
  • Library of Congress Code: KD614
  • Dewey Code: 364.941
  • ISBN: 0199254605 9780199254606 0199253951 9780199253951
  • OCLC: 49640243

Publisher Description:

This new handbook is an authoritative account of the criminal justice system in England and Wales that engages with the central issues common to any major criminal justice system. Compiling the thoughts and opinions of leading figures in this field of law, this volume provides comprehensive coverage of all the key areas of the system presenting a sequential account from investigation through to final appeal.

Main Contents

Introduction / Mike McConville
The structure and organization of criminal justice in England and Wales: an overview / Robin C.A. White
The organization and accountability of the police / Robert Reiner
Police investigative powers / Satnam Choongh
Covert surveillance and the use of informants / Sybil Sharpe
Regulating the police station: the case of the police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 / Mike Maguire
Assisting and advising defendants before trial / Ed Cape
Bail in criminal cases / Anthea Hucklesby
The right to representation and legal aid / Lee Bridges
Prosecutions systems / Andrew Sanders
Alternatives to prosecution / Rob Allen
Evidence in criminal cases / Sir John Smith, QC
The exchange of information and disclosure / Roger Leng
Publicity surrounding the trial / John Sprack
Special measures for witnesses and VIctims / Jenny McEwan
Science, experts, and criminal justice / Paul Roberts
Magistrates / Penny Darbyshire
The role of the advocate / Stephen Solley
The role of the judge in criminal cases / Sir Philip Otton
The adversary trial and trial by judge alone / John Jackson
Plea bargaining / Mike McConville
Trial by jury / Sean Doran
Juvenile justice / Nicola Padfield
Economic crime / Mike Levi
Mentally abnormal offenders: disposal and criminal responsibility issues / Ronnie MacKay
The sentencing process / David Thomas, QC
Criminal appeals: the purpose of criminal appeals / Rosemary Pattenden
Miscarriages of justice and the correction of error / Clive Walker
Restorative justice: assessing the prospects and pitfalls / Carolyn Hoyle & Richard Young
Monitoring and understanding criminal justice: statistics, research, and evaluation / A. Keith Bottomley.

Table of Contents

Preface, Professor Mike McConville and Professor Geoffrey Wilson
Foreword, Lord Irvine of Lairg
Introduction, Professor Mike McConville
1. The Structure and Organization of Criminal Justice in England and Wales: An Overview, Professor Robin White
2. The Organization and Accountability of the Police, Professor Robert Reiner
3. Police Investigative Powers, Dr Satnam Choongh
4. Covert Surveillance and the Use of Informants, Sybil Sharpe
5. Regulating the Police Station: the Case of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Professor Mike Maguire
6. Assisting and Advising Defendants Before Trial, Professor Ed Cape
7. Bail in Criminal Cases, Dr Anthea Hucklesby
8. The Right to Representation and Legal Aid, Professor Lee Bridges
9. The System of Prosecution, Professor Andrew Sanders
10. Alternatives to Prosecution, Rob Allen
11. Evidence in Criminal Cases, Professor Sir John Smith QC
12. The Exchange of Information and Disclosure, Roger Leng
13. Publicity Surrounding the Trial, John Sprack
14. Special Measures for Witnesses and Victims, Professor Jenny McEwan
15. Science, Experts and Criminal Justice, Dr Paul Roberts
16. Magistrates, Dr Penny Darbyshire
17. The Role of the Advocate, Mr Stephen Solley QC
18. The Role of the Judge in Criminal Cases, Sir Philip Otton
19. The Adversary Trail and Trial by Judge Alone, Professor John Jackson
20. Plea Bargaining, Professor Mike McConville
21. Trial by Jury, Professor Sean Doran
22. Juvenile Justice, Ms Nicola Padfield
23. Economic Crime, Professor Mike Levi
24. Mentally Abnormal Offenders – Disposal and Criminal Responsibility Issues, Professor Ronnie MacKay
25. The Sentencing Process, Dr David Thomas QC
26. Criminal Appeals: The Purpose of Criminal Appeals, Professor Rosemary Pattenden
27. Miscarriages of Justice and the Correction of Error, Professor Clive Walker
28. Restorative Justice: Assessing the Prospects and Pitfalls, Dr Carolyn Hoyle and Dr Richard Young
29. Research, Statistics and Knowledge of Crime, Professor Keith Bottomley

Structured Subjects (Headings):

Unstructured Subjects (Headings):

Find it in the Library of Congress:

If you wish to locate similar books to “The handbook of the criminal justice process”, they can be found under the 364.941 in a public library, and the Library of Congress call numbers starting with KD614 in most university libraries. If you wish to look up similar titles to “The handbook of the criminal justice process” in an on-line library catalog, the official Library of Congress Subject Headings under which they can be found are:

Criminal justice, Administration of
Criminal law
Criminal procedure
Great Britain

Learning is Our Passion

This entry about The handbook of the criminal justice process has been published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) licence, which permits unrestricted use and reproduction, provided the author or authors of the The handbook of the criminal justice process entry and the Lawi platform are in each case credited as the source of the The handbook of the criminal justice process entry. Please note this CC BY licence applies to some textual content of The handbook of the criminal justice process, and that some images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright arrangements. For guidance on citing The handbook of the criminal justice process (giving attribution as required by the CC BY licence), please see below our recommendation of "Cite this Entry".

Cite this entry

Legal Citations Generator

(2017, 12). The handbook of the criminal justice process Retrieved 05, 2022, from

12 2017. 05 2022 <>

"The handbook of the criminal justice process", 12 2017. Web. 05 2022. <>

"The handbook of the criminal justice process" 12, 2017. Accesed 05 2022.

Ruth Long, 'The handbook of the criminal justice process' ( 2017) <> accesed 2022 May 28

Usage Metrics

658 Views. 546 Visitors.

Google Scholar: Search for The handbook of the criminal justice process Related Content


Schema Summary

  • Article Name: The handbook of the criminal justice process
  • Author: Ruth Long
  • Description: The handbook of the criminal justice process The handbook of the criminal justice process Law of the United Kingdom and [...]

This entry was last updated: December 30, 2017

Criminal justice-Administration of

Criminal law

Criminal procedure

Recent Comments