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Criminal Laws Northern Territory

3rd edition


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AUD $95.00 gst included

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This is the third edition of a unique Australian criminal law textbook. The book is unusual among criminal law textbooks because of its attention to the history of the criminal law, and to Indigenous legal issues, to which it devotes specific chapters. It also pays significant attention to criminal procedure, as well as sentencing – both areas not generally dealt with in standard texts, but of great use particularly to practitioners.

The book is unique, however, not only in that it is specific to the Northern Territory, which is alone in Australia in possessing both ‘Code’ and ‘non-Code’ jurisdictions, but also because of its detailed focus on cultural and linguistic questions and their relationship to the criminal law.

The third edition brings the book up-to-date in light of significant developments in the nine years since the last edition, including the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children. Consequential amendments have been made to all chapters, and particularly the chapters focusing on criminal responsibility. The book also contains a new chapter entirely devoted to linguistic issues in the criminal law.

Foreword by The Hon Michael Grant, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

1. Introduction
2. History of Northern Territory Criminal Law
3. Aboriginal People and Northern Territory Criminal Law
4. Language and the Law
5. Investigation and Procedure
6. Criminal Responsibility under the Territory Code
7. Involuntariness, mental impairment and intoxication
8. Partial Defences: Provocation and Diminished Responsibility
9. Self-Help Defences
10. Mistake
11. Complicity and Inchoate Offences
12. Homicide
13. Offences Against the Person
14. Sexual Offences
15. Property Offences
16. Public Order
17. Sentencing and Associated Orders


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