The Bernard Cohn Lecture in Criminal Law is delivered annually at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. This volume brings together lectures by fifteen of Canadaâ€™s leading criminal lawyers and jurists. The collection has been edited by Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C., who is a member of the Lecture Series Trust and who delivered the first lecture in 1987.
Table of Contents
Foreword - Mr. Justice Saul Nosanchuk
Introduction - Edward L. Greenspan, Q.C.
PART ONE: Proof and Innocence
Chapter 1: Innocence and Proof: R. v. John Alexander MacKenzie - Joel E. Pink, Q.C.
Chapter 2: Susan Nelles: The Defence of Innocence - Austin Cooper, Q.C.
Chapter 3: The Presumption of Guilt: Experiences from Milgaard and Other Cases - Hersh Wolch, Q.C.
Chapter 4: Thomas Sophonow: A Long Road to Innocence - G. Greg Brodsky, Q.C.
PART TWO: A Variety of Defences
Chapter 5: Revisiting the Insanity Defence: The Capital Murder Trial of Matthew Charles Lamb - Mr. Justice Saul Nosanchuk
Chapter 6: Sleepwalking as Non-Insane Automatism: R. v. Parks - Marlys Edwardh
Chapter 7: Automatism â€” Legitimate Defence or Legalized Irresponsibility:R. v. Joudrie - Noel C. O'Brien, Q.C.
Chapter 8: The Mystique of Science: The Influence of Experts on the Administration of Criminal Justice - Brian H. Greenspan
Chapter 9: Taking the Law into Your Own Hands: Child Abduction and the Defence of Necessity - Raphael H. Schachter
PART THREE: Defence Counsel and the Truth
Chapter 10: Reflections on a Half-Century of Criminal Practice - Hon. G. Arthur Martin, Q.C.
Chapter 11: The Art of the Advocate: R. v. Thatcher - Hon. Gerald N. Allbright
Chapter 12: You Can't Judge a Crown Brief by Its Cover: How Preliminary Inquiries Can Avoid Unnecessary Trials - David M. Cohn
Chapter 13: The Murder of Bruce Lorenz: The Role of Defence Counsel - Edward L. Greenspan
Chapter 14: Do We Care about the Truth? Real Truth v. Legal Truth - Hon. Michel Proulx, Q.C.
PART FOUR: From Law to Politics
Chapter 15: From Defence to Offence: Criminal Law Practice as a Prelude to Politics - Frank J. McKenna, P.C., Q.C.