Commonwealth Caribbean Criminal Practice and Procedure
Routledge-Cavendish – 2011 – 404 pages
Series: Commonwealth Caribbean Law
The third edition of this bestselling book has been thoroughly revised to take into account recent developments in the law and includes a new chapter on extradition.
The only textbook that explores criminal practice and procedure as it relates to the Commonwealth Caribbean, the book clarifies the state law in each of the eleven jurisdictions, making it clear when laws are the same or similar and highlighting where differences between jurisdictions occur.
Both statute law and common law are examined in the relevant jurisdictions which include Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Grenada amongst others. The impact of statutory changes in the laws are analyzed, as well as recent developments in the common law. Throughout the text the statutory law in the Commonwealth Caribbean is compared to similar English legislation, in the light of the analysis of such legislation in English case law. Commonwealth Caribbean Criminal Practice and Procedure is the recommended textbook for all professional law schools in the Commonwealth Caribbean and is used at regional universities as a reference book for criminal justice students. In addition, as the only the book which deals specifically with criminal practice and procedure in the regions, it has proved a valuable reference tool for legal practitioners, judicial officers and police officers.
1. Jurisdiction 2. Abuse of Process 3. Arrest, Search and Seizure 4. Prosecution and Bail 5. Initiation of Proceedings 6. The Plea 7. Summary Trial 8. Summary Appeals 9. Triable Either Way 10. Committal Proceedings 11. Paper Committals and Committal for Sentence 12. Preliminaries to Indictable Trial 13. The Course of an Indictable Trial 14. The Jury 15. The Verdict 16. Criminal Appeals 17. Sentencing 18. Juveniles 19. Extradition
Dana S. Seetahal SC is an attorney at law of 30 years experience. Now a private practitioner who appears for both the defence and the State, she was a public prosecutor for several years and a senior lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago for twelve years. She holds a Master of Science in Criminology from Florida State University and is a Fulbright scholar. Ms Seetahal is in her second term as an independent senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. In January 2006 she was appointed Senior Counsel.