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ISBN: 9781552214183-11


The Trial Process

From: Criminal Procedure 3/e


Discussion of the trial process, including charging documents, pleas, opening statements, examination of witnesses, closing arguments, charging of the jury, jury deliberations, and the trial powers of the judge.



Steve Coughlan

Steve Coughlan is a professor at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He is the author of Criminal Procedure (Irwin Law, 2008, 2012, and 2016) and many other books, as well as a co-author of the Annual Review of Criminal Law. He is one of the editors of the Criminal Reports and is a co-author of the National Judicial Institute Criminal Law Essentials e-letter. He is the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including the Association of Atlantic Universities Distinguished Teacher Award.