Sexual Offences

By Alisdair Gillespie, Michael Hirst, Richard Card

This major new work provides a clear, detailed, and authoritative analysis of the complicated area of UK criminal law. It builds on the success of Sexual Offences: The New Law, which examined in detail the provisions of the UK's Sexual Offences Act 2003. In contrast, this book deals with all sexual offences including non-statutory offences, and examines how the Sexual Offences Act 2003 operates in practice, looking in detail at supporting legislation, case law, and the sentencing guidelines. Contents include: history and context of UK sexual offences law . general matters relating to Sexual Offences Act 2003 . non-consensual sexual offences . child sex offences . abuse of position of trust . familial sex offences . child abduction . indecent photographs of children . offences against people with a mental disorder . prostitution . trafficking . preparatory offences . offences against public decency. Other matters such as evidence, anonymity of complainant, restrictions on reporting, sentencing, notification requirements, and preventative orders on complaint are dealt with in detail. The full text of the UK's Sexual Offences Act 2003 together with the Sentencing Guidelines Council's Guidelines on Sexual Offences are included.

679 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846611223