This book provides a comprehensive set of materials on the criminal law and procedure of Queensland and Western Australia, with detailed analysis of the law and extracts from leading cases. It covers the Criminal Codes of the states and other significant state and Commonwealth legislation together with related decisions of the courts. Although primarily designed for university law students, it will also provide a convenient aid for legal practitioners. Legislative reforms have required much re-writing in the chapters on murder and manslaughter, defensive force, provocation, compulsion and emergency, and committals and trials. There have also been a host of updates required by developments in the case-law. The new cases for this edition include the decisions of the High Court of Australia in Braysich (on evidentiary burdens), Pollock (on provocation), Taiapa (on compulsion), Keenan (on common purpose liability), Gedeon (on entrapment), Dupas (on prejudicial publicity) and White (on proceeds of crime). About the Authors Eric Colvin has been Professor of Law at Bond University since 1989 and was Dean of the University from 1995-2000. He was previously Professor of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and has also taught at the Universities of Stirling, Edinburgh, New Brunswick, Adelaide and British Columbia. John McKechnie is a judge in the general decision of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. At the time of his appointment in 1999, he was the first director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia.