updated April 2019
from the website "The Victorian Criminal Charge Book includes model jury directions ('charges'), explanatory commentary ('bench notes'), statutory extracts, lists of authorities and jury checklists. It is used extensively by Victorian judges, and is also available to legal practitioners, the public and the media. Its free availability will assist lawyers to fulfil their responsibilities to the court, and will make criminal law more transparent and accessible for members of the public. The Charge Book is a work in progress and contains charges in respect of various offences, including rape, indecent assault, incest, various sexual offences against children, the major drug offences, assault and stalking. It also contains directions for use in other areas, including consciousness of guilt, identification evidence, recklessness, self-defence, verdict taking and jury perseverance".