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Genetics, Crime and Justice

By Debra Wilson

Canterbury University senior lecturer Debra Wilson brings together a number of strands to look at how the criminal justice system reacts, and ought to react, to the new challenges presented by genetic evidence. With identification of “criminal genes”, should the focus be on society’s desire to be protected from crime or with an individual’s desire to be protected from unwanted intrusion into his or her genome?

Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, October 2015, 978-1-783478-81-1, 260 pages, hardcover and e-book, US$125 (p&h not included).

New Zealand Procedure Manual: High Court, 3rd Edition

By Matthew Casey, Christopher Corry, John Faire, Sally Fitzgerald, Philip McCabe, Graham Taylor and Peter Twist

This has been extracted from the looseleaf service Sim’s Court Practice and brings together all the elements necessary for bringing a civil case in the High Court. The High Court Rules are reproduced with associated commentary and a CD contains all the High Court Rules Forms under Schedule 1.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, October 2015, 978-1-927313-39-8, 1,152 pages, paperback, $150 (GST included, p&h excluded).

Professional Responsibility in New Zealand

General Editor Matthew Palmer QC

Modelled on the longstanding English publication Cordery on Legal Services, this comprehensive service brings 24 contributing authors together to provide analysis, case law and legislation on the professional obligations of lawyers, mediators and non-lawyer advocates. The commentary has a practical focus and takes a step-by-step approach to ethical issues.

LexisNexis NZ Ltd, October 2015, Online database, 4 substantive updates/year, $750/single user/year (GST not included).

The Trustee’s Handbook: Checklists and Precedents for Trustees

By Vicki Ammundsen

With over 100 precedent minutes and resolutions, along with commentary and checklists, this aims to cover all the most common decisions and actions which trustees are required to make. A CD is included.

CCH New Zealand Ltd, September 2015, 978-1-775471-19-6, 149 pages, paperback and e-book, $92 (GST included, p&h excluded).

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