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“David Ross would have to be one of the best legal authors presently writing in English.”
- Peter Vickery QC, Victorian Bar News, Spring/Summer 2007 (now Vickery J)
"It is structured quite differently from any other text in encyclopaedic form. The author’s wisdom stands out."
- John Rowan QC, New Zealand Law Journal, June 2008
“The work is an excellent first reference ... It is a superlative incourt reference tool.”
- Chris Tam, Hearsay, October 2010
"From leading silks down to mere hacks Ross on Crime is a valuable friend at the bar table."
- Simon Watters, Brief (WA), February 2008
Legal practitioners from all over Australia have valued and enjoyed the wisdom and wit of the late David Ross QC over many years and four editions of this unique work.
Maintaining its A-Z format and astonishing scope, Ross on Crime will impress, inform and frequently amuse criminal lawyers, judges and many others.
This fifth edition is the last penned by the hand of David Ross QC, and captures his thoughts on criminal law and reworkings of the text from April 2009 until his passing in December 2009. In all, there are 45 new entries in the book and over 160 existing entries have been updated.
In celebration of this wonderful author’s life's work, Thomson Reuters is honoured to present this new edition encapsulating David Ross’ extensive experience in the criminal law and his memorable wit.
Ross on Crime is essential for anyone interested in the criminal law.
Ross on Crime is also available as an online subscription service for those requiring frequent updates.
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From: HEARSAY The Journal of the Bar Association of Queensland, October 2010
Reviewed by Chris Tam
The work started out as entries in the author’s personal court book. Benjamin Lindner noted that ‘he took [his court book] to court when he appeared in Alice Springs in the mid 1980s. One day he left it in the offices of the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service. The offices were the victim of arson, and his court book was destroyed’.
- Prejudicial effect and probative value
- Complainant’s evidence is more credible
- Proof not beyond reasonable doubt
- One incident cannot prove relationship or ‘guilty passion’
- The need for a warning to the jury
- Delay in complaint: Longman warning
- The judge’s direction
- Uncharged acts and sentencing
- Possible uncharged acts direction