Indictable Offences in Victoria 6th Edition - eBook

Indictable Offences in Victoria 6th Edition - eBook

By Ian Freckelton QC, Kerryn Cockroft

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Date: 13/11/2015

Code: 9780455236063

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA

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Indictable Offences in Victoria, 6th 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 QC, and co-author Kerryn Cockroft is accompanied by the text of the relevant legislative provisions.

The sixth edition is revised to incorporate new offences from the Crimes Act 1958 including revamped offences provisions for rape and other sexual assaults, grooming children for sexual conduct, and failures by those in authority to disclose child sex offences. A new Chapter on Confiscation has been added. The sixth edition also deals with a range of other legislation relevant to the criminal law, including the Criminal Procedure Act 2009, the Evidence Act 2008, the Jury Directions Act 2015, and the Open Courts Act 2013, as well as offences under common law and the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008, the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981, the Environment Protection Act 1970, the Firearms Act 1996, the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, the Personal Safety Intervention Orders Act 2010, the Sex Work Act 1994, and the Unlawful Assemblies and Processions Act 1958.

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, 6th Edition is an essential resource for anyone practising, enforcing or studying criminal law in Victoria.


"With the enhanced depth of offences, reference to additional source material, easy to read format and practical considerations for each offence, Indictable Offences in Victoria will prove itself a necessary and worthwhile text, no matter which side of the courtroom you sit on. A highly recommended read for students and practitioners alike." – Meldon D'Cruz, Senior Prosecutor, Department of Primary Industries.


Parts 1-14:
  • Examines issues of criminal responsibility and procedure, including definitional matters, bail, committal hearings, 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.
  • Identifies 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 15 presents a wide range of indictable offences on Victoria’s statute books updated to include offences created since the fifth edition. For each offence the book presents:

  • the relevant provision
  • statement of offence
  • wording of the charge
  • penalty
  • matters to be proved
  • important references
  • other possible offences which might be considered as alternative charges
  • notes regarding the scope and nature of the offence and the matters to be proved.

Table of Contents

Part One – Definitions

Part Two – Committal Proceedings

Part Three – Bail

Part Four – Indictments, Joinder and Duplicity

Part Five – Inchoate Offences

Part Six – Evidence

Part Seven – Criminal Liability 

Part Eight – Criminal Defences

Part Nine – Mental Illness, Intellectual Disability and Acquired Brain Injury

Part Ten – Summary Hearing of Indictable Offences

Part Eleven – Alternative Verdicts

Part Twelve – Sentencing

Part Thirteen – Confiscation

Part Fourteen – Compensation

Part Fifteen – Indictable Offences

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