Judge Peter Zahra SC is joined in authorship of this renowned, comprehensive book by Courtney Young, solicitor and lecturer at UNSW where she was the University Medallist in Law.
The new edition is broken down into three parts. The first, Substantive Offences, has four chapters: Offences and Penalties – Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985; Conspiracy; Commonwealth Narcotic offences; and Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966. The second, Evidence and Procedure, has three chapters: Hearsay Admissions; Search, Seizure and Investigation; and Evidentiary Issues. Finally, there is a chapter on Sentencing.
Reviews of previous editions:
The reader has in one volume the solutions to any problems which might emerge in the course of the conduct of a drug matter, without the need for recourse to further resources. The authors write with the authority of the ‘cutting edge’. This is a book for practitioners. … It deals masterfully yet concisely with complex issues. - Australian Law Librarian
[T]his is an excellent and innovative work. … all that an advocate needs to deal adequately with the law – substantive and procedural – arising in the course of a prosecution. - Legal Service Bulletin
Table of Contents
PART A – SUBSTANTIVE OFFENCES
Offences and Penalties: Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985 (NSW)
Commonwealth Narcotic Offences
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966 (NSW)
PART B – EVIDENCE AND PROCEDURE
Search, Seizure and Investigation
Evidentiary Issues in Drug Prosecutions
PART C – SENTENCING