Canadian Criminal Procedure and Practice/Appendix/Readings

Further Reading


Annotated Codes, Digests and Reports

  • BC Decisions: Criminal Cases Canadian Criminal Cases Criminal Reports Canadian Abridgment: Criminal LawDigest Crankshaw's Criminal Code of Canada Canadian Criminal Cases Criminal Reports Criminal Law Partner (CD-ROM)
  • Martin’s Criminal Code
  • Supreme Court of Canada Decisions Supreme Court Reports
  • Tremeear's Annual Criminal Code Weekly Criminal Bulletin CLE’s Criminal Case Digest Subscription Service Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure

  • Atrens, J., P. Burns, and Donald J. Egleston. Criminal Procedure: Canadian Law and Practice. Vancouver: Butterworths (looseleaf).
  • Bouck et al. British Columbia Annual Criminal Practice. Aurora: Canada Law Book.
  • Ewaschuk, E.G. Criminal Pleadings and Practice in Canada, 2nd ed. Aurora, Ontario: Canada Law Book (looseleaf).
  • Gold, A. D., The Practitioner’s Criminal Code 1997. Markham: Butterworths.
  • Hamilton, K. Judicial Interim Release—Bail Manual, 4th ed. Vancouver: Butterworths (looseleaf).
  • Kenkel, J. F. Criminal Lawyers’ Trial Book. Markham: Butterworths (looseleaf).
  • Levy, Earl J. Q.C. Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases, 5th ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2004.
  • Meyers, P.R. Criminal Lawyers’ Commonplace Book. Markham: Butterworths (looseleaf).
  • Salhany, The Honourable R.E. Canadian Criminal Procedure, 6th ed. Aurora: Canada Law Book (looseleaf).
  • Salhany, The Honourable R.E. Criminal Trial Handbook. Toronto: Carswell, supplemented text.
  • Sopinka, Houston and Sopinka. The Trial of an Action, 2nd ed. Markham: Butterworths, 1998.
  • Watt, D. Criminal Law Precedents. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf).


a. Generally
  • Cross on Evidence, 7th ed. Markham: Butterworths, 1990.
  • Gibson, John L. Criminal Law Evidence, Practice and Procedure. Toronto: Carswell, (looseleaf).
  • Hageman et al. DNA Handbook. Markham: Butterworths, 2002.
  • McWilliams, P.K. Canadian Criminal Evidence, 4th ed. Aurora: Canada Law Book (looseleaf).
  • Rose, David and Lisa Goos, DNA: A Practical Guide. Toronto: Carswell, supplemented text.
  • Salhany, Mr. Justice R.E. The Practical Guide to Evidence in Criminal Cases, 6th ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2002.
  • Segal, M. Disclosure and Production in Criminal Cases. Toronto: Carswell (supplemented book).
  • Sopinka, Lederman, Bryant, The Law of Evidence in Canada, 2nd ed. Markham: Butterworths (hardcover and supplement), 2004.
  • Watt’s Manual of Criminal Evidence 2006. Toronto: Carswell, 2006 (annual).
b. Search & Seizure
  • Fontana, The Honourable James A. The Law of Search and Seizure in Canada, 6th ed. Markham: Butterworths, 2005.
  • Hutchinson Scott C. and James C. Morton. Search and Seizure Law in Canada. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf).
  • Search and Seizure. Vancouver: CLE, 2001.

Substantive Law

a. Generally
  • Gibson, John L. Canadian Criminal Code Offences. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf).
  • Gold, A. Annual Review of Criminal Law. Toronto: Carswell.
  • Mewett and Manning On Criminal Law, 3rd ed. Markham: Butterworths, 1994.
  • Sinclair-Prowse, Janet A. and Elizabeth Bennett. Working Manual of Criminal Law. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf).
  • Stuart, D. Canadian Criminal Law: A Treatise, 4th ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2000.
b. Drinking and Driving
  • Impaired Driving and Driving Under Suspension – 2003. Vancouver: CLE
  • McLeod, R. QC, and Judge J.D. Takach, and M.D. Segal. Breathalyzer Law in Canada: The Prosecution and Defence of Drinking and Driving Offences. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf)
  • Motor Vehicle Reports. Toronto: Carswell
  • Segal, M. Manual of Motor Vehicle Law. 3rd ed. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf)
c. Drugs
  • Brauti, P.M. and Brian G. Puddington, Prosecuting and Defending Drug Offences. Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2003.
  • Brucker, Theresa M. The Practical Guide to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. 3rd ed. Toronto: Carswell, 2002.
  • MacFarlane, Bruce A. Q.C. et al. Drug Offences in Canada, 3rd ed. Aurora: Canada Law Book (looseleaf).

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

  • Canadian Rights Reporter. Markham: Butterworths.
  • Charter of Rights Annotated. Aurora: Canada Law Book (looseleaf).
  • Charter of Rights Decisions. Vancouver: Western Legal Publications.
  • Criminal Law and the Charter – 2005. Vancouver: CLE, 2005.
  • McLeod, R. M. QC, and Judge J.D. Takach. Canadian Charter of Rights: The Prosecution and Defence of Criminal and Other Statutory Offences. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf).


a. Witnesses
  • Mewett, Alan W., Q.C. Witnesses. Toronto: Carswell, (looseleaf).
  • Salhany, Roger E. Cross-Examination: The Art of the Advocate. 2nd ed. Markham: Butterworths, 1999.
b. Jury Trials
  • Balfour, Q. H. Der. The Jury—A Handbook of Law and Procedure. Markham: Butterworths, (looseleaf).
  • Ferguson, G.A., and J.C. Bouck. CRIMJI - Canadian Criminal Jury Instructions. Vancouver: CLE (looseleaf).
  • Melnitzer, J., D.F. Dawson, and C. Bentley. The Defence Lawyers Trial Book. Markham: Butterworths (looseleaf).
c. Appeals
  • Bennett, Elizabeth. Indictable Appeals in BC. Toronto: Carswell, 1995.
  • Scarisbrick, Philip. Summary Conviction Appeals in BC. 1997. Toronto: Carswell, 1997.


  • Nemet-Brown, S., Canada Sentencing Digest. LexisNexis Canada (looseleaf).
  • Nadin-Davis, P., and C. Sproule. Canadian Sentencing Digest. Toronto: Carswell (looseleaf).
  • Ruby, C. Sentencing, 6th ed. Markham: Butterworths, 2004.
  • Green, Ross Gordon. Justice and Aboriginal Community: Sentencing Alternatives. Saskatoon: Purich Publishing, 1998.

Youth Criminal Justice

  • Harris, Mr. Justice Peter, Youth Justice Act Manual. Aurora, Ontario: Canada Law Book (looseleaf).
  • Platt, P. Young Offenders Law in Canada, 2nd ed. Markham: Butterworths, 1995.
  • Tuck-Jackson, Andrea E.E. et al. Annotated Youth Justice Act (looseleaf).
  • Tustin, L. and R. Lutes, Q.C. A Guide to the Youth Criminal Justice Act, 2007 ed.

Use of Force by Police

  • National Study On Neck Restraints in Policing (June 2007) [1]
  • Police Interaction and its Relation to Arrest and Use of Force by Police [2]