Contents

 
 Index
Expand Victorian Criminal Charge Book
 Part 1: Preliminary Direction
 1.1 – Introductory Remarks
Expand 1.2 – Jury Empanelment
Expand 1.3 – Selecting a Foreperson
Expand 1.4 – The Role of Judge and Jury
Expand 1.5 – Decide Solely on the Evidence
Expand 1.6 – Assessing Witnesses
Expand 1.7 – Onus and Standard of Proof
Expand 1.8 - Separate Consideration
Expand 1.9 - Alternative verdicts
Expand 1.10 – Trial Procedure
 1.11 - Consolidated preliminary directions
 Part 2: Directions in Running
Expand 2.1 - Views
Expand 2.2 - Providing Documents to the Jury
Expand 2.3 – Other Procedures for Taking Evidence
Expand 2.4 – Unavailable witnesses
Expand 2.5 – Witness invoking Evidence Act 2008 s128
 Part 3: Final Directions
 3.1 - Directions Under Jury Directions Act 2015
Expand 3.2 - Overview of Final Directions
Expand 3.3 - Review of the Role of the Judge and Jury
Expand 3.4 - Review of the Requirement to Decide Solely on the Evidence
Expand 3.5 - Review of the Assessment of Witnesses
Expand 3.6 - Circumstantial Evidence and Inferences
Expand 3.7 - Review of the Onus and Standard of Proof
Expand 3.8 - Review of Separate Consideration
Expand 3.9 - Judge’s Summing Up on Issues and Evidence
 3.10 - Alternative Verdicts
Expand 3.11 - Unanimous Verdicts and Extended Jury Unanimity
Expand 3.12 - Taking Verdicts
Expand 3.13 - Perseverance and Majority Verdict Directions
Expand 3.14 - Intermediaries and ground rules explained
Expand 3.15 - Concluding Remarks
 3.16 - Consolidated final directions
 Part 4: Evidentiary Directions
Expand 4.1 - The Accused as a Witness
Expand 4.2 - Child Witnesses
Expand 4.3 - Character Evidence
Expand 4.4 - Prosecution Witness's Motive to Lie
Expand 4.5 - Confessions and Admissions
Expand 4.6 - Incriminating Conduct (Post Offence Lies and Conduct)
 4.7 - Corroboration (General Principles)
Expand 4.8 - Delayed Complaint
Expand 4.9 - Distress
Expand 4.10 - Prosecution Failure to Call or Question Witnesses
Expand 4.11 - Defence Failure to Call Witnesses
Expand 4.12 - Failure to Challenge Evidence (Browne v Dunn)
Expand 4.13 - Identification Evidence
Expand 4.14 - Opinion Evidence
Expand 4.15 - Previous Representations (Hearsay, Recent Complaint and Prior Statements)
Expand 4.16 - Silence in Response to People in Authority
Expand 4.17 - Silence in Response to Equal Parties
Expand 4.18 - Tendency Evidence
Expand 4.19 - Coincidence Evidence
Expand 4.20 - Other forms of other misconduct evidence
Expand 4.21 - Unfavourable Witnesses
Expand 4.22 - Unreliable Evidence Warning
Expand 4.23 - Criminally Concerned Witness Warnings
Expand 4.24 - Prison Informer Warnings
 4.25 - Word Against Word Cases
Expand 4.26 - Differences in a Complainant’s Account
Expand 4.27 - Alibi
 Part 5: Complicity
 5.1 - Overview
Expand 5.2 - Statutory Complicity (From 1/11/14)
Expand 5.3 - Joint Criminal Enterprise (Pre-1/11/14)
Expand 5.4 - Extended Common Purpose (Pre-1/11/14)
Expand 5.5 - Aiding, Abetting, Counselling or Procuring (Pre-1/11/14)
Expand 5.6 - Assist Offender
Expand 5.7 – Commonwealth Complicity (s 11.2)
Expand 5.8 – Commonwealth Joint Commission (s 11.2A)
Expand 5.9 - Innocent Agent (Victorian Offences)
Expand 5.10 - Commission by Proxy (Commonwealth offences)
 Part 6: Conspiracy, Incitement and Attempts
Expand 6.1 - Conspiracy to Commit an Offence (Victoria)
Expand 6.2 - Conspiracy (Commonwealth)
Expand 6.3 - Incitement (Victoria)
Expand 6.4 - Attempt (Victoria)
 Part 7: Victorian Offences
Expand 7.1 - General Directions
Expand 7.2 - Homicide
Expand 7.3 - Sexual Offences
Expand 7.4 - Other Offences Against the Person
Expand 7.5 - Dishonesty and Property Offences
Expand 7.6 - Drug Offences
Expand 7.7 – Occupational Health and Safety
Expand 7.8 - Offences against justice
 Part 8: Victorian Defences
Expand 8.1 - Statutory Self-Defence (From 1/11/14)
Expand 8.2 - Statutory Self-Defence (Pre - 1/11/14) and Defensive Homicide
Expand 8.3 - Common Law Self-Defence
Expand 8.4 - Mental Impairment
Expand 8.5 - Statutory Intoxication (From 1/11/14)
Expand 8.6 - Statutory Intoxication (23/11/05 - 31/10/14)
Expand 8.7 - Common Law Intoxication
 8.8 - Automatism
Expand 8.9 - Statutory Duress (From 1/11/14)
Expand 8.10 - Statutory Duress (23/11/05 - 31/10/14)
Expand 8.11 - Common Law Duress
Expand 8.12 - Provocation
Expand 8.13 - Suicide Pact
Expand 8.14 - Powers of arrest
 8.15 - Police search and seizure powers without a warrant
 Part 9: Commonwealth Offences
Expand 9.1 - Commonwealth Drug Offences
Expand 9.2 - People Smuggling (Basic Offence)
Expand 9.3 - People Smuggling (5 or More People)
Expand 9.4 - Use of carriage service for child pornography material
 Part 10: Unfitness to Stand Trial
Expand 10.1 – Investigations into Unfitness to Stand Trial
Expand 10.2 – Special Hearings