Criminal Law in Hong Kong, Third edition
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a practical analysis of criminal law in Hong Kong. An introduction presents the necessary background information about the framework and sources of the criminal justice system, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of the grounds for criminal liability, the justification of criminal offences, the defences that diminish or excuse criminal liability, the classification of criminal offences, and the sanctions system.
Coverage of criminal procedure focuses on the organization of investigations, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage, and legal remedies. A final part describes the execution of sentences and orders, the prison system, and the extinction of custodial sanctions or sentences.
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for criminal lawyers, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and criminal court judges handling cases connected with Hong Kong. Academics and researchers, as well as the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative criminal law.
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List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. The General Background of the Country
Chapter 2. Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, and Criminal Science
Chapter 3. Historical Background
Part I. Substantive Criminal Law
Chapter 1. General Principles
Chapter 2. Scope of Application of Criminal Statutes
Chapter 3. General Principles of Criminal Liability
Chapter 4. Justification, Excuse, and Other Grounds of Impunity
Chapter 5. Incomplete or Partly Perpetrated Criminal Offences
Chapter 6. Classification and Survey of Criminal Offences
Part II. Criminal Procedure
Chapter 1. Principles, Institutions, Stages
Chapter 2. Powers, Rights, and Duties in the Pretrial Proceedings
Chapter 3. The Inquiry in Court
Chapter 4. Sanctioning System
Part III. Execution and Extinction of Criminal Sanctions
Chapter 1. The Prison System
Chapter 2. Extinction of Sanctions or Sentences