A welcome addition to any practising criminal lawyers library, it provides a complete resource for practitioners by containing not only statements of principle but also extensive reference to case law, including the facts of each case, counsels arguments and relevant excerpts from the judgments. Up to date to 1 July 1998, this edition has evolved to include an extensive discussion of substantive law, with specialist contributors adding significantly to the text, particulary in the areas of search, seizure, investigation, drug pharmacology, drug analysis and confiscations. In addition, sentencing charts prepared by the Judicial Commission of NSW have been included. Finally the text has grown significantly due to the volume of new case law. This book is a must have for anyone working in this area.