Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials, 12th Edition
, Benjamin L. Berger
, Emma Cunliffe
, Asad G. Kiyani
All author royalties from sales of this casebook will be donated to Aboriginal Legal Services and matched by Emond Publishing to support equitable access and treatment for Indigenous people interacting with the Canadian justice system.
Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials is a longstanding bestseller that introduces Canadian law students to the entire criminal law process, from constitutional context and legislative decision-making through to police investigations, the determination of liability, and, ultimately, punishment. This casebook examines the operation of the criminal justice system within a broader societal and historical context. Weaving commentary, case law, and legislation together, this title will help students understand criminal law as the study of a complex social, legal, and institutional system.
This twelfth edition has been significantly revised to include updated legislation, extracts from new leading cases, and additional secondary and contextual readings that foreground the voices and experiences of those affected by the criminal legal system.
With thoroughly revised chapters on the foundations of criminal law, police powers, sexual assault, and punishment, students will learn about the evolution and interpretation of the Criminal Code; the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms on criminal law and processes; gender-based and feminist analysis of criminal law; racism and the criminal process; and the role of treaties, Aboriginal rights, and Indigenous law in criminal (in)justice.
Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials, 12th Edition is an ideal resource for first- and second-year law school courses.