Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide for Students – Third Edition (Student)
Author: Amanda Whitfort
Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide for Students – Third Edition is an invaluable student resource to the rules of criminal procedure in Hong Kong. The text explains complex core concepts and recent legal developments with great clarity, providing students with a solid foundation to the essential rules and requirements of criminal practice.
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Criminal Procedure in Hong Kong: A Guide for Students – Third Edition is an invaluable resource to the rules of criminal procedure in Hong Kong. Each stage of the criminal process is examined with reference to the relevant statutory provisions and case law, from initial investigative powers to indictment, trial and appeal. Explanation of trial procedures and jurisdictions in all three courts of first instance; the Magistrates Court, the District Court and the Court of First Instance are included. The third edition of this book has been updated to include new developments, such as the introduction of the new practice of sentencing discount upon guilty plea by the Court of Appeal case of HKSAR v Ngo Van Nam  5 HKC 231; police power to examine digital contents of mobile devices of arrested persons without a warrant in Sham Wing Kan v Commissioner of Police  3 HKC 254; updates to Practice Directions, and promulgation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2020. This title explains core concepts and recent legal developments clearly and comprehensively, providing law students in Hong Kong with a solid foundation to the essential rules and requirements of criminal practice.
Table of contents
3 Police Powers
4 Classification of Offences
5 Transfers and Committals
6 Charges, Indictments and the Trial
7 Aspects of the Trial Process
8 Voir Dires, No Case Submissions, Calling Witnesses and Identification Evidence
10 Costs in Criminal Cases