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It's okay, but it's also out of date.
on 14 October 2013
This book is okay, but please bear in mind that it is long out of date. The 4th edition was published in 2010, and since then there have been significant changes to the criminal justice system.
The chapters are laid out well, with clear headings. The writing itself is clear, although not as technical as some may like when it comes to describing the law.
Infrequently it will be clear that the author(s) had a strong viewpoint and discussions can become a little one sided. However, generally the authors provide a balanced discussion.
And again, as is always important with legal text books, check publication date.