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Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences: Law & Practice 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414050747
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414028838
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £130.00

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Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences is the leading title on sexual offences and is frequently used as a court reference. No other text covers the subject so comprehensively, including all the statutory and common law offences, all the procedural and evidential issues, as well as sentencing.

The new 5th edition covers the latest amendments to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, recent cases and new sentencing guidelines, as well as including important additions to the book’s coverage.

  • Covers all the statutory and common law offences
  • Deals with each offence in detail in separate chapters, defining the offence and detailing the mode of trial and punishment, bail conditions, sentencing, etc
  • Gives practical advice on evidence, disclosure and sentencing
  • Uses flowcharts and checklists to guide those defending or prosecuting sex cases
  • Clarifies the difficult area of admissibility of previous sexual history evidence
  • Shows how to present and test DNA evidence in court
  • Features new chapters on Police Obligations and Investigations, on CPS Policy, and on Evidence of Young/ Vulnerable Witnesses
  • Examines important recent case law on the definition of consent
  • Explains recent case law on reporting restrictions and gives guidance on the application of anonymity provisions
  • Explains the Sentencing Guidelines Council’s new definitive guideline on sentencing in sexual cases
  • Covers medical issues, including developments in the psychological impact of sexual assault on victims
  • Provides medical diagrams for use in the courtroom

Criminal Law
Sexual Assaults and Sexual Activity without consent
Offences against Children under 13
Child Sex Offences
Abuse of Position of Trust
Familial Sex Offences
Sexual Offences against those with a Mental Disorder
Indecent Photographs of Children
Offences of Child Abduction
Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adults
Modern Slavery and Trafficking
Brothel Keeping and Related Offences
Street Prostitution
Preparatory Offences
Offences against Public Decency
Police Investigation of Rape and Serious Sexual Offences
Prosecuting Rape and Serious Sexual Offences - CPS Policyand Decision-Making
Evidence: General
Evidence of Bad Character
Medical Evidence: Adults
Medical Evidence: Children
Psychological Effects of Rape and Serious Sexual Assault
Expert Evidence
DNA Evidence
Restrictions on Evidence or questions about the Complainant’s Sexual History
Vulnerable Witnesses, “Special Measures” and Related Matters
Advocacy and the Vulnerable
Anonymity in Sex Cases and reporting restrictions relationto Children and Young Persons
Historic cases
Sexual Offences in the Youth Court
Sexual Offences in Northern Ireland
The Sentencing of Sex Offenders: The Definitive Guideline
Sentencing of Sex Offenders
Notification and Notification Order
Sexual Harm Prevention Orders and Sexual Risk Orders