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Sexual Offences Act 2003

A Guide to the New Law. Legislation Guides

By (author) Paul Lewis
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Law Society, London, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Feb 2004
Dimensions: w 156mm h 230mm d 13mm
ISBN-10: 1853289655
ISBN-13: 9781853289651
Barcode No: 9781853289651
The Sexual Offences Act is the most far-reaching and comprehensive legislative reform in the area for over 100 years. It aims to overhaul and consolidate all sexual offences into one major Act and to introduce and define a number of new offences. This guide provides detailed advice on the practical implications of these radical changes including: strengthening and modernising the law on sex offences, including consent, indecency, prostitution, trafficking, sexual assault and rape; increased protection for children and vulnerable people; the introduction of measures to tighten the requirements of the sex offender's register and improve monitoring of offenders. Written by a practising criminal lawyer, this authoritative guide is essential reading for criminal lawyers who need to advise clients on the new law. In addition to detailed commentary the book includes the full text of the new Act.

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'A clear and concise guide to the new Act, written with the busy practitioner in mind ... relevant and useful to anyone with a criminal practice. It may also be helpful to anyone whose practice includes education, child protection, persons with mental disorders, or the regulation of the sex trade.' New Law Journal 'Very accessible in style, fully referenced and includes the text of the Act ... an invaluable aid for anyone wishing to get to grips with the new law.' The legal executive