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Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2010


Criminal law

Out of stock

19 November 2009

Sweet & Maxwell


252 x 156mm
3,126 pages

Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2010
Full print & supplements, 58th edition

General Editor: James Richardson


For over 180 years Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice has been the first choice of judges, barristers and practitioners. It offers the most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the practice and procedure of the Crown Court including jurisdiction, bail, evidence, costs and appeals.

The 2010 edition is publishing in November, fully revised and updated with new legislation, case law, SIs,practice directions and guidelines by the team of expert editors. Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice:

  • is divided into logical sections using a consistent set of headings and sub-headings. It includes thousands of cross-references and is fully indexed, lightening the burden of research
  • concentrates on what the law is, rather than what it ought to be, covering both substantive law and the practice and procedure of the Crown Court
  • includes separate chapters covering each indictable offence in depth, from forgery to murder, enhancing your understanding of the crimes relevant to your current cases
  • is updated three times a year and supplemented by Archbold News, keeping you abreast of the latest developments in criminal law, from case law to new Statutory Instruments.


• The indictment
• The criminal jurisdiction of the Crown Court
• Bail
• Appearance of accused for trial
• Presence during trial
• Trial
• Sentences and orders on conviction
• Costs and Criminal Defence Service
• Criminal appeal
• Oral testimony of witnesses
• Documentary and real evidence
• Miscellaneous sources of evidence
• Hearsay evidence
• Privilege, public interest immunity and disclosure
• Evidence of bad character
• Evidence of identification
• Investigatory powers
• Confessions
• Discretion to exclude evidence, etc.
• Human rights
• The mental element in crime
• Principals and secondary parties
• Offences against the person
• Sexual offences
• Offences under the Theft and Fraud Acts
• Forgery, personation and cheating
• Criminal damage and kindred offences
• Firearms and offensive weapons
• Offences against the Crown and Government
• Harmful or dangerous drugs
• Blasphemy and blasphemous libel
• Offences against public justice
• Public order offences
• Commerce, financial markets and insolvency
• Offences against public morals and policy
• Motor vehicle offences
• Money laundering offences
• Conspiracy, incitement and attempt to commit crime
• Appendices.

About the Author

James Richardson has worked on many editions of Archbold, ensuring consistently superior quality of coverage year after year. He heads a highly qualified team of specialist practitioner editors.