Search & Surveillance: Act & Analysis (Book + eBook Bundle)

Search & Surveillance: Act & Analysis (Book + eBook Bundle)

Warren Young, Neville Trendle, Richard Mahoney


$95.55* RRP + GST


Code: 41532227

Thomson Reuters, NEW ZEALAND


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Book Search and Surveillance: Act & Analysis (Book) 01/12/2012 9780864727770 $73.50 Add to cart
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Written by New Zealand’s foremost experts on the law of search and surveillance, this work is a comprehensive and practical guide to the Act, and features section by section commentary on the Act’s provisions. It covers police powers, enforcement officers’ powers and general provisions in relation to search, surveillance and inspection powers. Search & Surveillance: Act & Analysis is an invaluable first point of reference for lawyers, police officers and enforcement officers from a range of government agencies.


Warren Young is a public sector consultant and an expert in law reform, particularly in the justice and health sectors. He was the Deputy President of the Law Commission from 2004-2011 and the principal architect behind the Search and Surveillance Bill. He has formerly been Deputy Secretary for Justice, a Professor of Law and Director of the Institute of Criminology.

Neville Trendle is a barrister and part time senior consultant at the Law Commission. He retired from the New Zealand Police in 2001 after 38 years’ service, including 10 years as an Assistant Commissioner. He has been a member of the Parole Board since 2008.

Richard Mahoney is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Otago and has practised criminal law in British Columbia and New Zealand.


  • Comprehensive introduction to the Act. At over 300 sections, the introduction is very useful for readers seeking a short, yet comprehensive overview of the Act. It outlines the purpose and scope of the legislation; highlights the main provisions of the Act and how the different parts of the Act relate to one another.
  • Flexible approach allowing the reader to determine the level of detail. Primarily aimed at providing practical guidance to the Act via section-by-section analysis, the text also contains easy-to-access legislation and commentary cross-references for broader research.
  • Case law. The text consolidates commentary on cases under the former law which continue to apply under the Act. The case law is carefully selected so only cases of principle are included and readers are spared having to sort through catalogues of cases decided purely on their facts.
  • New regimes. Annotated commentary provides practical guidance on the application of new provisions under the Act such as new surveillance device, declaratory order and production order regimes.
  • Other useful reference tools such as a table of cases, legislation table and subject index.

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