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Sexual Offences Handbook: Law, Practice and Procedure 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780854901227
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780854900350
Published: October 2014
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00

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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 edition of the Sexual Offences Handbook has been updated to reflect the latest law, practice and procedure in all cases involving historic and recent sexual offences, providing a step-by-step approach from the perspectives of both prosecution and the defence.

Written by practitioners and academics with extensive experience of researching, preparing and presenting such trials, this practical and accessible work will prove an invaluable reference for those working within this specialised area of criminal law. This new edition:

  • covers new legislation, case-law and guidance
  • is essential for dealing with all recent and/or historic allegations
  • considers new sexual offences sentencing guidelines
  • Deals with indecent images and other prohibited publications

    "...timely...written by practitioners for practitioners... yet at the same time with the depth of scholarly analysis that this area of law demands...To combine practicality and depth of detail is a very difficult balancing exercise for any author, but in this instance it has been executed brilliantly...with a modest price tag of £95 for a book of this quality ...you should buy it." Andrew Keogh, Crimeline

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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 Current Sexual Offences (Offences Committed on or after 1 May 2004)
Chapter 9 Indecent, Prohibited and Pornographic Images and Obscene Publications

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 – Other Offences
Chapter 17 Other Relevent Offences