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Criminal Law in Hong Kong, Third edition

By Victor Ho Wai-kin


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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.

Pages 328
Publish Date 04/15/2019
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403509549
SKU 10057590-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

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

General Conclusion

Selected Bibliography