Adams on Criminal Law

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Adams on Criminal Law addresses the whole field of New Zealand’s criminal law from beginning to end.

Adams is the work of a team of distinguished judges and lawyers and places substantial emphasis on the practical aspects of criminal law. The current edition is the third of a line which began with Sir Francis Adams’ Criminal Law and Practice in New Zealand in 1964, followed by the second edition in 1971, and publication of the latest edition in 1991. The current edition’s consulting editor is Simon France J. Find out more about the authors.

The work comprises legislation and commentary on five key areas of criminal law: Offences and Defences (Crimes Act 1961, Arms Act 1983, Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and Summary Offences Act 1981); Criminal Procedure (Criminal Procedure Act 2011, Bail Act 2000, Criminal Disclosure Act 2008, Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons) Act 2003, Oranga Tamariki Act 1989); Rights and Powers (New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, Search and Surveillance Act 2012, Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Act 1995, Victims’ Rights Act 2002); Evidence (Evidence Act 2006); and Sentencing (Sentencing Act 2002, Parole Act 2002, Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967, Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009).

Adams on Criminal Law is an indispensable, practical guide for defence, prosecution, corporate lawyers, the judiciary, police, academics and students.


All information, cases and legislation are rigorously checked by our team of legally qualified editors and researchers.


Continued consolidation of legislation and replacement of outdated commentary provides an up-to-date view of New Zealand criminal law and procedure.


First published in 1991, it is a highly regarded legal text.


Organised around the main legislation with extensive cross-referencing.


Offences and Defences

  • Crimes Act
  • Arms
  • Misuse of Drugs
  • Summary Offences
  • Related Legislation
  • Subject Index

Criminal Procedure

  • Criminal Procedure Act
  • Bail
  • Criminal Disclosure
  • Criminal Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court
  • Criminal Procedure (Mentally Impaired Persons)
  • Enforcement of Infringement Offences and Fines
  • Inferior Courts Procedure
  • Trial Procedure
  • Youth Justice
  • Extra-judicial Challenges to Conviction or Sentence
  • Practice Notes and Protocols
  • Related Legislation
  • Subject Index


  • Evidence Act
  • Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • Evidence Regulations
  • Evidence Act 1908 (repealed)
  • Archived Commentary: Evidence in Criminal Cases
  • Subject Index

Rights and Powers

  • Bill of Rights
  • Search and Surveillance
  • Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples)
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Serious Fraud
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Related Legislation
  • Subject Index


  • Sentencing
  • Parole
  • Costs in Criminal Cases
  • Criminal Proceeds
  • Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004
  • Related Legislation
  • Misuse of Drugs
  • Related Legislation
  • Subject Index

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