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Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences: Law & Practice 5th ed isbn 9780414050747

Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences: Law & Practice 4th ed with 1st Supplement

ISBN13: 9780414028845
New Edition ISBN: 9780414050747
Published: March 2014
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback & Supplement
Price: Out of print

Sexual Offences: Law & Practice 4th ed is a practical and accessible work on sexual offences, with detailed coverage of both offences and procedure. It has a strong practitioner focus and includes detailed guidance on how to deal with problems encountered in practice.

  • The 1st Supplement was published in March 2014
  • The Main work was published in December 2010
The new 4th edition will cover a few more specialist areas such as:-
  • Historic cases
  • Medical Evidence on child sex abuse
  • The effects of the psychological trauma of sexual assault upon victims
  • Trial of young defendants accused of sexual offences.
  • Sexual offences in the Magistrates Court.
  • How the Sexual Offences Act 2003 Act relates to the Northern Ireland Articles stressing the points that are important for Northern Ireland
Sexual Offences: Law & Practice 4th ed
  • Defines the offence as set out in the relevant statute, providing historical context, detailing the mode of trial and punishment, bail conditions, alternative verdict (where applicable), sentencing specifically to that offence, parties to the offence, the marriage exception (where relevant), consent and mental element (ie intent)
  • Provides practical and detailed advice on evidence, disclosure and sentencing
  • Clarifies the difficult area of admissibility of previous sexual history evidence
  • Explains how to present and test DNA evidence in court and provides an analysis of medical evidence issues by a forensic medical examiner
  • Deals with the regime for vulnerable witness
  • Explains the Sentencing Guidance Council's definitive guideline in respect of sentencing in sexual cases in April 2007
  • Examines important developments in respect of evidential and sentencing provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 which have had far reaching consequences for anyone involved in the trial of sexual offences
  • Revisits key definitions in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in light of important Court of Appeal decisions
  • Uses flowcharts and checklists to aid practitioners

Criminal Law, Supplements
Chapter 1: Rape
Chapter 2: Sexual Assaults And Sexual Activity Without Consent
Chapter 3: Offences Against Children Under 13
Chapter 4: Child Sex Offences
Chapter 5: Abuse Of Position Of Trust
Chapter 6: Familial Sex Offences
Chapter 7: Sexual Offences Against Those With A Mental Disorder
Chapter 8: Indecent Photographs Of Children
Chapter 9: Child Abduction
Chapter 10: Prostitution: Exploitation And Trafficking
Chapter 11: Off-Street Prostitution And Related Offences
Chapter 12: Street-Based Prostitution
Chapter 13: Preparatory Offences
Chapter 14: Offences Against Public Decency
Chapter 15: Evidence: General
Chapter 16: Evidence Of Bad Character
Chapter 17: Anonymity In Sex Cases And Reporting Restrictions Relating To Children And Young Persons
Chapter 18: Vulnerable Witnesses, “Special Measures” And Related Matters
Chapter 19: Restrictions On Evidence Or Questions About The Complainant’s Sexual History
Chapter 20: Expert Evidence In Sex Cases
Chapter 21: Medical Aspects Of Sexual Assault;
Chapter 22: Medical Evidence: Children
Chapter 23: Psychological Effects Of Rape And Serious Sexual Assault
Chapter 24: Dna, Law And Statistics
Chapter 25: Disclosure
Chapter 26: Historic Cases
Chapter 27: Sentencing Of Sex Offenders
Chapter 28: Notification And Notification Orders
Chapter 29: Sexual Offences Prevention Orders, Foreign Travel Orders And Risk Of Sexual Harm Orders
Chapter 30: The Assessment And Treatment Of Sex Offenders After Sentencing [note: there is no update to this chapter in the Supplement].
Chapter 31: Sexual Offences In The Youth Court
Chapter 32: Sexual Offences In Northern Ireland