The Criminal Procedure Code: A Commentary with Appellate Practice and Procedure (3rd edition)


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The Criminal Procedure Code: A Commentary with Appellate Practice and Procedure (3rd edition)
Sep 2023
DUO (Hardback + ProView eBook), 1250 pp

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  “… the learned author has achieved the admirable objective, not easily achieved, of providing an indispensable companion of criminal procedure to the busy criminal practitioner, judges, magistrates, Sessions Court judges, prosecutors, police, academicians and law students alike.”
From the Foreword by
Collin Lawrence Sequerah
Judge, Court of Appeal of Malaysia
  • Revised commentary incorporating changes brought in by the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2022 (Act A1662), the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Act 2023 (Act A1682), the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) (No 2) Act 2023, the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Act 2023 (Act 846), the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2020 (Act A1621) and the Courts of Judicature (Amendment) Act 2022 (Act A1661)
  • Updated commentary on appeal procedures in the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court
  • Discussion on new types of sentences and alternatives to imprisonment such as Compulsory Attendance Order
  • Sample Petition for Clemency
  • Discussion on parole
  • Analysis of finer procedural matters relevant to criminal practice 
  • Important new case law on the Criminal Procedure Code such as Siti Aisyah v PP [2019] 3 AMR 44 and Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Hj Abd Razak v PP [2022] 6 AMR 139
  • Commentary on the powers of the court to make protection orders against the newly enforced offence of stalking
  • First Schedule updated to incorporate amendments made by the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Act 2023 (Act 846)
Written by an experienced criminal law practitioner, the latest edition of this book makes available clear and detailed section-by-section commentary on the Criminal Procedure Code. The principles of law developed through cases over the years are carefully distilled and summarised for the easy guidance of users.
The provisions of the Code are fully up-to-date and cross-references guide users through the intricacies of the working of the Code. The commentary is presented in a readable manner and contains significant recent court decisions and new legislative developments, incorporating amendments to the Courts of Judicature Act 1964, the Criminal Procedure Code and the Penal Code. The effect of the Abolition of Mandatory Death Penalty Act 2023 has been duly considered.
Key Features 
  • Clear and detailed section-by-section commentary on the Criminal Procedure Code
  • Important and applicable principles are outlined, supported by relevant authorities
  • Comparison with the Indian Code of Criminal Procedure and case law from India, Singapore and other Commonwealth jurisdictions, where relevant
  • Includes historical background and cross-references to other legislative provisions complementing the Criminal Procedure Code
  • Selected Practice Directions referred to in the commentary are supplied for ease of reference
  • Appendix setting out commentary on criminal appeals to the Court of Appeal as well as to the Federal Court  


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