Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases, 3rd Edition
, Sarah Leece
, Mary Birdsell
, Emma Rhodes
General Editor(s): Brian H. Greenspan
, Vincenzo Rondinelli
There are many procedural and ethical considerations that practitioners need to be aware of when working on a criminal case involving youth, especially when the young persons involved are from vulnerable populations that require special care. Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases provides practical commentary and analysis alongside updated policy, case law, and legislation in order to guide readers through a youth criminal justice case from beginning to end.
The third edition's chapters on bail, youth records and privacy, sentencing, and youth trials have been updated to include new information on the treatment of youth in the welfare system, adult sentencing applications, court remedies surrounding privacy violations, unreasonable delay in court proceedings, the admissibility of youth statements, and more. This text also explores the ways in which landmark decisions such as R v TJM, R v KJM, and R v Joseph will impact future youth criminal justice cases from both crown and defence perspectives.
Apart from this new content, readers can rely on the text’s valuable checklists, charts, precedents, and advice to assist them through procedures and issues surrounding interviewing clients, arrest and bail matters, trials, and sentencing. This incredibly comprehensive and balanced resource will enhance the practice of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals who interact with the youth criminal justice system.
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This text is Volume 1 in Emond’s Criminal Law Series.