The Administration of Criminal Justice in England and Wales - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080117805, 9781483136738

The Administration of Criminal Justice in England and Wales

1st Edition

Pergamon Modern Legal Outlines

Authors: C. F. Shoolbred
Editors: W. A. J. Farndale
eBook ISBN: 9781483136738
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 182
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The Administration of Criminal Justice in England and Wales outlines in simple language what takes place in trial courts in England and Wales. This book focuses on the administration of justice in England and Wales, which is divided into three categories— magistrates' courts, Quarter Sessions, and Assizes. The fundamental difference between these categories is that trials in magistrates' courts take place before a bench of magistrates, a stipendiary or metropolitan magistrate, while Quarter Sessions or Assizes are trials by jury. The topics discussed include the magistrates' courts; transition from magistrates' courts to Quarter Sessions and Assize courts; jurors; trial by jury–Quarter Sessions; and after-trial duties–appeals to court of criminal appeal. A table of the courts engaged in administering criminal law is provided after the introduction of this text. This publication is a good reference for students aiming to become practicing barristers, solicitors, members of the Assize courts staff, clerks of the peace, or justices' clerks.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface Introduction Table of Courts Engaged in Administering Criminal Law

  1. Magistrates' Courts Appointment of Magistrates Size of the Bench Justices Clerks Summary Trial Plea of Guilty in Absence of Accused Trial of Information Power of Adjournment Hearing at Magistrates Court Offenses Triable Summarily or on Indictment Committal to Quarter Sessions for Sentence Committal for Trial Vagrancy Juvenile Courts Affiliation Orders Domestic Proceedings Licensing Bookmaker's Permit and Betting Office License Civil Debts
  2. Transition from Magistrates' Courts to Quarter Sessions and Assize Courts Committal for Trial Depositions Committals for Sentence Indictments Nolle prosequi Fixing of Dates Arrangements of Lists Appeals Calendars County Day Agenda
  3. Jurors Precept Jury Panel Jury Excuses Empaneling Juries Penalty for Non-appearance Challenge to Jurors Putting in Charge Considering Verdict Communications to Judge or Chairman Taking of Verdict Payment of Jurors
  4. Trial by Jury — Quarter Sessions Pleas of Guilty Pleas of Not Guilty Adjournments Witnesses Exhibits Judgment of the Court Bail Estreats Additional Cases Taken into Consideration Corrective Training and Preventive Detention Quarter Sessions Size of Bench Rota of Justices Applications to Court Breaches of Probation Orders and Conditional Discharges Committals for Sentence Appeals from Magistrates Courts Licensing
  5. After-trial Duties—Appeals to Court of Criminal Appeal Committal Warrants Estreat Roll Return to Treasury of Fines After-trial Calendar Notices to Clerks to Justices Witness and Juro


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About the Author

C. F. Shoolbred

About the Editor

W. A. J. Farndale

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