The bench and bar's indispensable guide to criminal jury trial preparation
This book is essential for: Judges and lawyers preparing for criminal jury trial instructions
Current to: September 15, 2019
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 preparing 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 gives you an outline of key components of the instruction, discusses relevant case law, and highlights alternatives and notes of caution.
With CRIMJI, you will be able to:
- save time drafting criminal jury instructions
- confidently suggest amendments or additions to a jury instruction
- understand the evidentiary foundation of a particular crime or defence
- explain evidence and law relevant to your case in plain language understandable to a jury
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Highlights of the 2019 Update include:
- all case law, legislation, and commentary brought current to September 15, 2019
- over 10 new and heavily revised Instructions providing, among others, the following:
- a specific bias Instruction and a mid-trial limiting Instruction on permissible use of evidence, per the recommendations made by the Supreme Court of Canada in R v. Barton, 2019 SCC 33
- instructions for new offences involving possessing or selling cannabis and trafficking of controlled substances (excluding cannabis) following the enactment of the Cannabis Act; dangerous operation of a conveyance under the newly-created Part VIII.1 of the Criminal Code
- significantly revised Instructions for the offences of child luring, sexual interference, uttering threats, and more
- new and revised commentary on, among others, the following:
- instruction on and application of the doctrine of wilful blindness;
- newly-expanded modifications to judges' powers relating to jury selection procedure
- ambiguities arising from the current phrasing of the defence of duress
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CLEBC Legal Editor