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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Sexual Offences Handbook: Law, Practice and Procedure 2nd ed isbn 9780854901227

Sexual Offences Handbook: Law, Practice & Procedure

ISBN13: 9780854900350
New Edition ISBN: 9780854901227
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The law and procedure relating to sexual offences is notoriously complex. Since the advent of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the law (both as to the offences and as to sentencing) changes depending on when the offence was committed, the age of the parties involved and the nature of the act committed.

This new guide deals with historic and recent sexual offences, providing a step-by-step approach to the relevant law and procedure, including matters arising before and during trials, from the perspectives of both prosecution and the defence.

Written by two practitioners with extensive experience of preparing and presenting sex crime trials, this practical and accessible work will prove an invaluable reference for all practitioners working within this specialised area of criminal law.

If you have an interest in criminal law or sexual offences, please see Felicity Gerry’s blog The Sexual Offences Handbook. The blog is quickly becoming the first source for comment and information on this topical subject.

Criminal Law, Wildy, Simmonds and Hill
List of Abbreviations
Sex Crime Trial Chart
Sex Crime Checklist

Part One – Practice and Procedure
Chapter 1 Preliminaries
Chapter 2 Witnesses
Chapter 3 Evidence
Chapter 4 Defendants (Identified)
Chapter 5 Defences (Other than Consent)

Part Two – Law
Chapter 6 Historic Sexual Offences (Offences Committed before 1 May 2004)
Chapter 7 Undated and Spanning Offences (Offences Committed on or after 1 January 1957
to Date)
Chapter 8 Recent Sexual Offences (Offences Committed on or after 1 May 2004)
Chapter 9 Other Offences

Part Three – Sentencing
Chapter 10 Sentencing in General
Chapter 11 Sentencing for Offences Committed before 4 April 2005
Chapter 12 Sentencing for Offences Straddling 1 May 2004 or 4 April 2005
Chapter 13 Sentencing for Offences Committed on or after 4 April 2005
Chapter 14 Orders and Requirements which May be Imposed Irrespective of when the Offence was Committed
Chapter 15 Orders Available on Separate Application by the Police
Chapter 16 Sentencing Tables

Part Four – Appeals
Chapter 17 Case Stated from a Magistrates’ Court or Crown Court to the High Court
Chapter 18 Appeals from a Magistrates’ Court to a Crown Court
Chapter 19 Appeals from a Crown Court to the Court of Appeal
Chapter 20 Referrals by the Criminal Cases Review Commission to a Crown Court or the Court of Appeal
Chapter 21 Appeals from the High Court or Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court