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Author Seetahal, Dana S., author.

Title Commonwealth Caribbean criminal practice and procedure / Dana S. Seetahal ; with updates by Roger Ramgoolam.

Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Fifth edition.
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Commonwealth Caribbean law series.
Commonwealth Caribbean law series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Table of abbreviations; Table of cases; Table of legislation; 1. Jurisdiction; Physical Jurisdiction; Territoriality; Extension of territory; Territorial waters; Extra-territoriality; Airspace; Extradition; Local Jurisdiction; Magistrates' courts; Lay magistrates; Districts; Districts and courts; Boundary; Committal proceedings; High Court/Supreme Court; Statutory Limitation; Summary offences; Counting the time; Indictable offences; 2. Abuse Of Process.
Abuse of process definedThe basic principle; Where A Fair Trial Is Impossible; Delay; Bell v DPP; Specific prejudice/fair trial; Constitutional issue or trial court; Directions on delay; The basic principles; Prejudicial pre-trial publicity; Where It Is Unfair To Try The Defendant; Manipulation by the prosecution; Promises not to prosecute; The Muslimeen case; Repeated committal proceedings; In The Magistrates' Courts; 3. Arrest, Search, And Seizure; Arrest; Summons or arrest; What is an arrest?; Arrest Without Warrant; Common law powers; Statutory powers; Interpretation of statutory powers.
Arrest With WarrantBench warrant; Effecting The Arrest; Entry; Search of the person; Stop and question; The reason for the arrest; Constitutional provisions; Taking the arrestee before the authorities; Right to an attorney; Breach of rights on arrest; Search And Seizure; Entry and search; Search warrant; Grounds; Execution of warrant; Seizure and retention; Retention; If no charge; Illegal search; 4. Prosecution And Bail; Prosecution; The limits of the constitutional powers; Consent of the DPP; Other powers; Nolle prosequi; Duties of the DPP; Private prosecutions; Police prosecutors.
Civilian representativeBail; Constitutional right; Statutory entitlement; Who grants bail?; The application; The principles; Constitution vs. the common law; The surety; The recognisance; Other conditions; Bail on appeal; In summary matters; Forfeiture of bond; The procedure for forfeiture; 5. Initiation Of Proceedings; Commencement Of Prosecution; Summary level; Indictable trial; Duplicity; The rule; Continuous offence; Conjunctivity; Alternative offences or modes; The objection; The procedure; Effect on conviction; Amendment; The procedure; The test; The time for the amendment.
Types of amendmentJoinder Of Charges; Joinder of summary charges; Consent; 'Same transaction'; Specific provisions; Cross charges; At committal proceedings; Joinder of charges on indictment; The tests; Capital offences; Misjoinder -- the consequences; Joinder Of Parties; Separate trials; Severance; 6. The Plea; Fit to plead; Guilty Plea; The lesser charge; Unequivocal plea; Different facts; Voluntary plea; Plea bargaining; Withdrawal of guilty plea; Not Guilty Plea; Mute defendant; Effectiveness; Change of plea; Pleas In Bar; Pardon; Autrefois; Autrefois convict; Disciplinary offences.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London Available via World Wide Web.
History notes Dana S. Seetahal SC was an attorney at law of over 30 years' experience. She was a private practitioner who appeared for both the defence and the State. She was also a public prosecutor for several years and a senior lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago for 12 years. She held a Master of Science in Criminology from Florida State University and was a Fulbright scholar. Ms Seetahal wrote widely and presented numerous papers on criminal justice and related areas. She acted as a criminal justice consultant to governments across the region and various international bodies. Ms Seetahal was for eight years an independent senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. In January 2006 she was appointed Senior Counsel. Tragically Dana Seetahal was murdered in May 2014 at Woodbrook, Trinidad. Her untimely passing left relatives, friends and the legal fraternity in a state of shock at the callousness of her assassination. In 2011, when I, Roger Ramgoolam, assumed the post of Course Director of Criminal Practice and Procedure at the Hugh Wooding Law School, St Augustine, I quickly discovered that this excellent textbook, which was the backbone of the course, would serve as a valuable guide for both students and practitioners of criminal law. Subsequent to my appointment, Ms Seetahal released a revised fourth edition to the text that kept abreast of the latest developments in the law. I consider myself fortunate to have been asked by the publishers of the previous editions to do the honour of working on a new fifth edition of this text. It is my hope that the various updates I have inserted into the text will further enhance the quality of the text and ensure its continued status as an indispensable reference for all persons in the legal fraternity. Roger Ramgoolam is the course director for Criminal Practice and Procedure at Hugh Wooding Law School. He is an experienced practitioner and has served as state counsel for the Director of Public Prosecutions, San Fernando, as well as in the capacity of Magistrate for the Judiciary of Trinidad and Tobago.
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 22, 2019).
Other author Taylor & Francis. Elgar Economics 2019.
Subject Criminal procedure -- West Indies, British.
Local series Taylor & Francis eBooks
Standard Number 10.4324/9780429955570
ISBN 9780429490668 (electronic bk.)
0429490666 (electronic bk.)
9780429955570 (electronic bk.)
042995557X (electronic bk.)
9780429955563 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
0429955561 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
9780429955587 (electronic bk. : PDF)
0429955588 (electronic bk. : PDF)
9781138590083 (hardback)

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