Baljit Singh Sidhu
Written by and experienced criminal law practitioner, this book contains a wealth of knowledge that sheds light on the technicalities of the criminal litigation process in Malaysia. The text is presented in a lucid and readable manner and contains significant recent court decisions and new legislative developments.
The key new areas covered in this new edition include:
- Custody of seized exhibits
- Disposal of exhibits
- Powers to prevent crimes
- Joint charges and common intention
- Procedure introduced by the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012
Developments in the law arising from key amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code in 2010 and 2012 covering matters like victim impact statement, defence of alibi, electronic monitoring requirement, giving of evidence through live video or television links and liability for offences committed outside of Malaysia have been given more detailed treatment. Appendices containing important sample documents used in criminal litigation have been added in this edition, while comprehensive charts which provide a useful overview of each topic have been updated.
This book is a necessary reference for the various parties involved in the administration of justice including students studying the subject of criminal procedure.