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Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2024


Edited by: His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft KC
ISBN: 9780414117945
Εκδότης / Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Ημ. Εκδοσης / Date of Publish:  October 2023
Βιβλιοδεσία / Format: Hardback & Supplements

Κωδικός προϊόντος: 9780414117945 Κατηγορίες: , ,

The 2024 edition of Archbold: Criminal Pleading, Evidence & Practice, the leading criminal court book for the Crown Court, publishes in October 2023 in print and eBook formats.

First published over 200 years ago, Archbold continues the ethos of being an invaluable aid to practising criminal law in the Crown Court and being reliable, current and comprehensive. The new edition is as up-to-date and authoritative as ever with amendments made, in particular, by the Public Order Act 2023 and the National Security Act 2023. The Criminal Procedure Rules are up-to-date to 2nd October 2023 with the coming into force of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023 (SI 2023/786) and the Criminal Practice Directions 2023.

Significant case law decisions include, from the Supreme Court, Attorney General for Northern Ireland – Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) (Northern Ireland) Bill [2022] UKSC 32 (decision in DPP v Ziegler [2021] UKSC 23 confirmed; guidance as to the relevance of Arts. 9, 10 and 11 of the ECHR in relation to protest-related offences). Court of Appeal judgments include Ozger [2022] EWCA Crim 1238 (on the use of photographs and images in identification); Nguyen [2022] EWCA Crim 1444 (on the absence of legal representation during the Bar Action); Att.-Gen.’s Reference (No. 1 of 2022) [2022] EWCA Crim 1259 (on the relevance of Arts.9, 10 and 11 of the ECHR to protest related offences of criminal damage); and Ali [2023] EWCA Crim 232 (on the effect of prison overcrowding). The Criminal Procedure Rules are up-to-date to 3rd October 2023 with the coming into force of the Criminal Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023 (SI 2023/786).

All legislation and case law has been fully revised and updated. A new chapter 17A on actus reus (titled Acts, Omissions and Circumstances) has been added before chapter 17B (the Mental Element in Crime) and a further reorganisation of material for Chapter 5B has been completed to assist all those engaged in confiscation proceedings.


1. Commencement of Proceedings; The Indictment

2. The Criminal Jurisdiction of the Crown Court

3. Bail, Appearance of Accused for Trial, Presence During Trial

4. Trial

5A. Sentences and Orders On Conviction

5B. Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

6. Costs and Legal Aid

7. Criminal Appeal

8. Witnesses

9. Miscellaneous and Documentary Evidence

10. Opinion Evidence and Judicial Notice

11. Hearsay Evidence

12. Privilege, Public Interest Immunity and Disclosure

13. Evidence of Bad Character & Rehabilitation of Offenders

14. Evidence of Identification

15A. Investigatory Powers

15B. Confessions; Discretion to Exclude Evidence, etc.

16. Human Rights

17A. Acts, Omissions and Circumstances

17B. The Mental Element in Crime

18. Principals and Secondary Parties

19. Offences Against the Person

20. Sexual Offences

21. Offences under the Theft and Fraud Acts

22. Forgery, Personation and Cheating

23. Criminal Damage and Kindred Offences

24. Firearms and Offensive Weapons

25. Terrorism and Other Offences Against the Crown and Government

26. Money Laundering Offences

27. Harmful or Dangerous Drugs

28. Offences against Public Justice

29. Public Order Offences

30. Business, Revenue and Customs Offences

31. Offences relating to Marriage, Public Nuisance, and Obscene or Indecent Publications

32. Motor Vehicle Offences

33. Conspiracy, Encouragement and Attempt to Commit Crime