The criminal laws of the Northern Territory can claim to be the most interesting in Australia. The Territory more than any other jurisdiction has had to confront a world where a substantial percentage of offenders are Indigenous and, until recently, Aboriginal people who had a closer empathy with traditional tribal law than with the imposed Western criminal law. The result is criminal law which differs in a number of important respects from both the Criminal Codes and from the common law. Stephen Gray has now written a clear, concise account, covering procedure, all the major offences and evidentiary issues and with a notable chapter dealing with the very difficult issues of sentencing which have arisen. The book is sufficiently 'black letter' to be useful to Territory practitioners and sufficiently contexualised to attract a wider readership.