3rd edition (New edition)

Criminal Procedure 3/e


This book sets out and examines the law governing criminal procedure in Canada. It explains the body of rules and principles that govern the investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of any offence enacted by Parliament for which an accused person would have a criminal record if found guilty by a court exercising jurisdiction under the Criminal Code. These include such things as the rules by which police powers are exercised, the right to counsel, search warrants, interim release, and procuring attendance of witnesses.

This third edition updates the law in all areas of criminal procedure. The chapter on powers of search and seizure has been completely rewritten to take into account significant new decisions, including, among others, Spencer, on internet anonymity; Vu, on searches of computers; TELUS Communications, on text messaging and wiretap authorizations; MacDonald, on safety searches; and Fearon, on search of cell phones incident to arrest. It also covers the various statutory changes made to search powers by the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Sources of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 3: Elements of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 4: Search and Seizure
Chapter 5: Other Investigative Powers
Chapter 6: Compelling Appearance and Judicial Interim Release
Chapter 7: Arrest
Chapter 8: Disclosure and Production
Chapter 9: Preliminary Inquiry
Chapter 10: Preliminary Matters and Remedies
Chapter 11: The Trial Process
Chapter 12: Appeals
Table of Cases
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