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The bench and bar's indispensable criminal jury trial preparation aid
This book is essential for: judges and lawyers seeking guidance for criminal jury trial instructions.
Current to: September 1, 2017
You know how much work is involved in a criminal jury trial—research, case law analysis, the elements of the charge. Canadian Criminal Jury Instructions (CRIMJI) puts all of the legal research that goes into a jury instruction to work for you. Guided by a cross-Canada editorial board, this authoritative resource provides you with over 150 model instructions on trial procedures, evidence, and major offences and defences. Each instruction begins with an outline of key instruction components and is heavily annotated with relevant case law along with user notes of cautions and alternatives.
With CRIMJI, you will be able to:
- save time drafting criminal jury instructions and focus attention on case-specific evidence (if you are a judge)
- more confidently suggest amendments or additions to a jury instruction (if you are counsel)
- clearly understand the evidence required to prove a particular crime or defence
- explain evidence and law relevant to your case in plain language understandable to a jury
Buy your copy and be jury trial ready today!
Highlights of the 2018 update
- substantially revised instructions for CRIMJI 4.87 (hearsay evidence) and CRIMJI 4.99B (failure to cross-examine)
- revised charge for CRIMJI 4.04 on the application of reasonable doubt to credibility issues when the accused does not testify
- new User Notes clarifying, among others, mens rea requirements for conspiracy and proper jury instructions for s. 229(a) offences
- incorporation of over 110 new cases, and all legislative developments up to September 2018
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CLEBC Legal Editor