Indictable Offences in Victoria 7e - Book & eBook

Indictable Offences in Victoria 7e - Book & eBook

By Ian Freckelton AO KC, Kerryn Cockroft


$312.00* RRP

Date: 15/10/2020

Code: 42782420

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA


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Indictable Offences in Victoria is a single volume work which contains narrative treatment of the principles relating to prosecution and defence of offences in the Magistrates’, County and Supreme Courts of Victoria. It also contains offence-based “A to Z” coverage of indictable offences in Victoria.

Indictable Offences in Victoria, Seventh Edition, is an essential resource for legal practitioners and police, assisting those who have responsibility for charging defendants and for prosecuting and defending them in Victoria’s criminal justice system. It is also an invaluable and highly accessible guide for students of law and legal studies.

This comprehensive work clearly sets out all matters relevant to the prosecution and defence of indictable offences in Victoria, addressing general principles of criminal law and using a succinct alphabetical catalogue of indictable offences.

Expert commentary by barrister, Dr Ian Freckelton KC, and co-author Kerryn Cockroft is accompanied by the text of the relevant legislative provisions.

The Seventh Edition is revised to incorporate:

  • New offences in the Crimes Act 1958 including revamped offence provisions for sex, unauthorised sharing of information, intimidating a law enforcement officer or a witness, recruiting a child to engage in criminal activity, offences relating to assaults on emergency workers, carjackings and home invasions.
  • A new chapter on coronial inquests and their overlap with the criminal law
  • Fresh legislative provisions, including in the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, the Evidence Act 2008, the Jury Directions Act 2015, and the Open Courts Act 2013
  • Offences under common law and under legislation, including:
    • the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008,
    • the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981,
    • the Environment Protection Act 1970,
    • the Firearms Act 1996,
    • the Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016,
    • the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, and
    • the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.

Analysis of general principles of criminal law and references to textbooks, subscription services, articles and caselaw are all significantly updated to ensure the work continues to provide an excellent practical guide to criminal justice in Victoria.

Indictable Offences in Victoria, Seventh Edition, is an essential resource for anyone practicing, enforcing or studying criminal law in Victoria.


Parts 1-13:

  • Examine issues of criminal responsibility and procedure, including definitional matters, bail, committal hearings, coronial inquests, criminal pleadings, including the availability of alternative verdicts, problems relating to duplicity, liability, inchoate offences and the charging of the various parties connected with the commission of criminal offences.
  • Identify the law in relation to causation, elements of criminal offences and defences, and key sentencing considerations and includes tables relating to custodial and pecuniary penalties imposed by Victoria’s courts.

Part 14 presents a wide range of indictable offences on Victoria’s statute books updated to include offences created since the 6th edition. For each offence the book presents:

  • the relevant provision
  • statement of offence
  • wording of the charge
  • penalty
  • matters to be proved
  • important references

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