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R v Murdoch: The Falconio Case  A Study in Identification and Circumstantial Evidence
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R v Murdoch: The Falconio Case A Study in Identification and Circumstantial Evidence

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To be published Nov 2015 (LexisNexis) PRE-ORDER NOW!
ISBN: 9780409342192. Soft Cover.

Mildren, D

R v Murdoch: The Falconio Case presents a case study in identification and circumstantial evidence to educate and assist practitioners and students. The author provides in-depth analysis of one of the most sensational Australian trials.

This book follows the trial of Bradley John Murdoch for the murder of Peter Falconio and the unlawful deprivation of liberty and assault of Joanne Lees. R v Murdoch was a case which heavily relied upon both identification and circumstantial evidence.

This book provides background to the case, annotations to the transcript and reproduces numerous photographs that were exhibited at trial to enable the reader to closely follow the case. 

R v Murdoch is the second book in the Notable Trial Series for LexisNexis, the first book being R v Milat published by LexisNexis in 2014.



     •     A unique book dedicated to a case study of technique in identification and circumstantial evidence with an Australian context.
     •     An engaging insight into one of Australia’s most famous criminal cases. 
     •     Reproductions of photographs that were exhibits in the trial 


The Honourable Dean Mildren AM RFD QC was a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory. He was appointed to the Court on 27 June 1991, and retired February 2013. He is sworn in as an Acting Judge of the Court, so from time to time still adjudicates on cases in the Northern Territory. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1968 and to the Northern Territory in 1970. He practised as a barrister and solicitor in Adelaide from 1968 to 1971, and in Darwin from 1972 to 1980. He was appointed QC in 1983 and awarded AM in 2013. He has also been a part time lecturer at NT University and Charles Darwin University and an Adjuct Professor of Law from 1997 to 2002.



     Chapter 1.     The Background to the Trial
     Chapter 2.     Counsel for the Defence Addresses the Jury
     Chapter 3.     The Final Address by the Prosecutor
     Chapter 4.     The Trial Judge’s Summing up to the Jury
     Chapter 5.     The Appeals

     Appendix      Trial Exhibit Photographs


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