Prosecuting Second Edition - eBook

Prosecuting Second Edition - eBook

By Raymond Gibson

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$126.01* RRP

Date: 07/10/2022

Code: 9780455501925

Lawbook Co., AUSTRALIA

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“This book fills a gaping void, so that no prosecutor will have any excuse for saying that there was no guidance in the professional literature. I wish it had been available when I was a young prosecutor.” - From the Foreword to the First Edition by Mark Tedeschi, AM, KC, Barrister & former Senior Crown Prosecutor, NSW

“This…practical handbook … provides a learned and experienced view on how to navigate and solve key issues that every prosecutor will likely face…(T)his book fills a gap that exists in the market…with remarkable precision while being both readable and accessible.” – Lisa Maculiffe, barrister, Law Institute Journal April 2023

Prosecuting Second Edition is an essential manual for all those involved in the preparation and conduct of a criminal trial whether by jury or judge alone.

Authored by Raymond Gibson KC, a leading criminal barrister and Senior Crown Prosecutor for  the  State  of  Victoria,  this  new  edition  of  Prosecuting draws  on  his  detailed  knowledge  and  skills  gained in the prosecution of criminal trials (including cases of murder, sexual offences, fraud, arson, kidnapping and serious drug trafficking) to deliver this compelling publication.

This book provides invaluable  guidance  on  how  counsel  should go about their task, from initial reading of the brief to the final address and sentencing hearing.

Prosecuting Second Edition is designed to assist criminal law practitioners, prosecuting bodies, police, legal aid and courts involved in the criminal trial process in all Australian States and Territories.

This book will be equally of interest for those who may be experienced in the conducting of a contested criminal case, be it a trial or a summary hearing, and want to read another’s perspective, or those who have never prosecuted and want to find out how it is done.


  • how to use witness intermediaries;
  • updated and expanded section on tendency and coincidence evidence;
  • expanded section on post-offence conduct;
  • new chapter on a career as a prosecutor and health and wellbeing; and
  • a table on essential cases for prosecutors.


Table of Contents

  • Preparing Your Case
  • The Charges
  • Conferences with Witnesses
  • Types of Evidence
  • Openings
  • Evidence-in-Chief and Re-examination
  • Cross-examination
  • Unfavourable Witnesses
  • The Course of the Trial
  • Accomplices
  • The Final Address
  • The Police Prosecutor in a Summary Hearing
  • Ethics
  • Prosecuting and the Sentencing Process

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