Indictable Offences in Victoria

Indictable Offences in Victoria

By Ian Freckelton


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Date: 17/08/2012

Code: 30161921

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Gain immediate access to a “check sheet” for most Victorian indictable offences.

Acting for the defence or the prosecution, Indictable Offences in Victoria provides immediate offence and principle-based guidance, updated throughout the year. Take your investigations further via links with criminal law databases on Westlaw AU, including Criminal Law Investigation and Procedure Victoria.

This essential resource for legal practitioners and police assists those with responsibility for charging defendants and for prosecuting and defending them in Victoria’s criminal justice system.

Expert commentary is updated by barrister, Dr Ian Freckelton QC and Kerryn Cockroft.

It sets out clearly all matters relevant to the prosecution of indictable offences in Victoria, addressing general principles of criminal law and using a succinct alphabetical catalogue of indictable offences. Analysis of general principles of criminal law is complemented by detailed references to textbooks, looseleaf services, articles and caselaw for further exploration. Text of the relevant provision is included for ease of use.

Content The work opens with a useful chapter of definitions and a practical outline of broad principles of law and procedure relevant to charging and trial of indictable offences. Briefly and practically, the commentary deals with different aspects of criminal pleadings including alternative verdicts, duplicity and joinder, and proper content of indictments. It also identifies law relevant to causation, defences, liability, sentencing, bail and criminal injuries compensation in Victoria.

The major second part comprises an alphabetical treatment of a wide range of indictable offences, addressing the essential characteristics of an offence and identifying cognate charges which may be considered as an option.

Coverage of each offence includes:

  • the relevant provision or common law source
  • 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
  • The chapter on Sentencing includes tables of custodial and pecuniary penalties.

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Updated approximately 6 times annually in most years. Note: the 7th edition is to publish in 2020. As a result, the online and e-book versions will update 4 times in 2020.

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