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Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases & Commentary, 8th edition

by: Colvin, E; McKechnie, J; O'Leary, J

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Publisher: Lexis Nexis,08.06.18

Category: LAW - Criminal Level:

ISBN: 0409347388
ISBN13: 9780409347388

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Criminal Law in Queensland and Western Australia: Cases & Commentary, 8th Edition covers the Criminal Codes of Queensland and Western Australia and other significant state and Commonwealth legislation, together with related decisions of the courts. The case extracts and commentary provide essential reading for students and are a convenient and authoritative reference for practitioners.

The 8th edition has been fully revised and updated. Important recent decisions discussed in this edition include:

. R v Dookheea (2017 - HCA): re-examination of the concept of reasonable doubt
. Koani v R (2017 - HCA): whether a person can be convicted of murder due to an unwilled act
. TB v SOWA (2015 - WASCA): reasonable foreseeability of death following chase of a victim
. Zaburoni v R (2016 - HCA): whether evidence of intent in transmission of HIV through frequent unprotected sex
. Sgarlata v SOWA (2015 - WASCA): knowledge necessary to prove possession of illicit drug
. Lindsay v R (2015 - HCA): what may amount to provocation sufficient to be left to a jury?
. Police v Dunstall (2015 - HCA): the fairness discretion and unlawfully obtained evidence
. Alqudsi v R (2016 - HCA): whether trial by judge alone is available for federal offences
. Filippou v R (2015 - HCA): meaning of 'substantial miscarriage of justice'
. R v Pham (2015 - HCA): consistency in sentencing.


. Clear and succinct analysis
. Comprehensive coverage
. Jurisdiction-specific for Queensland and Western Australian students and practitioners

Related Titles

Burton, LNQA: Criminal Law in Qld & WA, 2nd ed, 2015
Crofts, LexisNexis Study Guide: Criminal Law in Qld & WA, 2nd ed
Devereux & Blake, Kenny Criminal Law in Queensland & Western Australia, 9th ed

Eric Colvin is Professor of Law and Head of School at University of the South Pacific and Emeritus Professor at Bond University. He was previously Dean of the Faculty of Law at Bond University.

John McKechnie QC is the Commissioner of the Corruption and Crime Commission (WA).

Jodie O'Leary is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at Bond University. She is admitted to practice as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Part 1 Introductory Matters
Chapter 1 The Structure of Criminal Law
Chapter 2 Persuasive and Evidentiary Burdens

Part 2 Offences
Chapter 3 Homicide
Chapter 4 Murder and Manslaughter
Chapter 5 Assaults and Injuries
Chapter 6 Sexual Violence
Chapter 7 Property Offences
Chapter 8 Drug Offences
Chapter 9 Commonwealth Offences

Part 3 Defences
Chapter 10 The Role and Range of Defences
Chapter 11 Lack of Will and Accident
Chapter 12 Mistake of Fact
Chapter 13 Ignorance of Law
Chapter 14 Self-Defence and Other Defensive Force
Chapter 15 Provocation
Chapter 16 Compulsion, Emergency and Medical Necessity
Chapter 17 Insanity, Automatism, Diminished Responsibility
Chapter 18 Intoxication

Part 4 Participation in Offences
Chapter 19 Inchoate Liability
Chapter 20 Secondary Liability
Chapter 21 Capacity to Commit Offences

Part 5 Criminal Procedure
Chapter 22 Principles of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 23 Entrapment and Controlled Operations
Chapter 24 Search, Seizure, Surveillance and Identification
Chapter 25 Arrest, Bail and Investigative Procedures
Chapter 26 Questioning and Confessions
Chapter 27 Charges and Prosecutions
Chapter 28 Committals and Trials
Chapter 29 Verdicts
Chapter 30 Appeals

Part 6 Consequences of Conviction
Chapter 31 Sentences and Other Orders