The fourth edition of The Criminal Process continues in the tradition of previous editions in providing an insightful and stimulating analysis of the key issues in criminal processes and procedures. Two of the leading figures in the field, Andrew Ashworth and Mike Redmayne, draw on arguments from the law, research, policy, and principle, to present an authoritative overview of this area of study. This edition includes a new chapter on the interface between criminal and civil (preventive) justice, and the addition of questions for discussion and suggested readings at the end of each chapter to facilitate debate and further research.
Andrew Ashworth is Vinerian Professor of English Law at the University of Oxford and Fellow of All Souls College. He is the author of numerous books in the areas of criminal law and criminal justice. Mike Redmayne is Professor of Law at London School of Economics and Political Science. He has written widely in the areas of evidence and criminal procedure.
1. Introduction to the English criminal process ; 2. Towards a framework for evaluation ; 3. Ethics, conflicts and conduct ; 4. Questioning ; 5. Gathering evidence: reliability, privacy, and bodily integrity ; 6. Gatekeeping and diversion ; 7. Prosecutions ; 8. Remands before trial ; 9. Pre-trial issues: disclosure, delay, and abuse of process ; 10. Plea ; 11. The trial ; 12. Appeals ; 13. Civil preventive orders ; 14. Criminal process values