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The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 contains major new measures including strategies to combat youth crime; anti-social behaviour orders; sex offender orders; a restructuring of the youth courts; the abolition of the concept of doli incapax; new racially aggravated offences in relation to harassment and violence; a new community order relating to drug misuse over 16 and sentencing reforms.
The full text of the Act is also set out with cross-references to the narrative.This book provides an in-depth analysis of the Act - the first attempt by the Labour administration to tackle crime. It contains comprehensive references to the White Paper and to the Parliamentary debates and discusses the academic arguments behind the Act.