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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, December 1, 2017

Smith on Criminal Proceeding in the New Zealand Supreme Court

A. T. H. Smith (Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law) has posted Criminal Proceedings in the New Zealand Supreme Court: The First Ten Years (Eds A Stockleyand M Littlewood, The New Zealand Supreme Court – the First Ten Years (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
In this paper, the author presents some overarching observations about the progress of criminal proceedings over the lifespan of the newly minted New Zealand Supreme Court. This includes examining the difference between the Crimes Act 1961, as a mature code of substantive criminal law, and the unsettled laws of evidence and procedure. This paper discusses how New Zealand has deviated from the common law of crime by adopting a Criminal Code, and the subsequent effect on decisions of the courts.

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