The Criminal Trial: Courtroom Practices, Policies and Procedures
Publication Date 15 Jul 2011
OverviewThe criminal court system resolves disputes, imposes and maintains order and upholds human rights. The ability to give evidence in court in a competent and professional manner is a core skill for an investigator. The Criminal Trial describes and analyses the main rules of the law of evidence within a framework relevant to the policing profession. It is the emphasis placed on the policing profession and the professions role in the pre-trial and trial process as well as the discussion of issues pertaining to the "professional witness" which sets this text apart from others.