The Criminal Trial: Courtroom Practices, Policies and Procedures
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.