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Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences: Law & Practice 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780414089297
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414071483
Published: October 2021
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00

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The leading work on sexual offences, Rook & Ward on Sexual Offences provides coverage of the most up to date legislation including the latest amendments to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and important developments in respect of evidence, current practice and procedure. It is an essential tool for all those involved in prosecuting, defending and trying sexual offence cases, including lawyers, police and medical practitioners.

The 6th edition brings the work fully up to date with all the latest developments, including new chapters on:

  • Image based sexual abuse.
  • Sexual offences in the military context.
  • Sexual offences in Scotland.
  • Sexual offences and violence as international crimes.
  • New chapter to assist those conducting Parole Hearings on the assessment and rehabilitation of people convicted of sexual offences after sentencing.

Authored by a team of expert contributors led by HH Peter Rook QC and Robert Ward CBE QC

Criminal Law
1. Rape
2. Sexual assaults and sexual activity without consent
3. Offences against children under 13
4. Child sex offences
5. Abuse of position of trust
6. Familial sex offences
7. Sexual offences against those with a mental disorder
8. Indecent photographs of children
9. Offences of child abduction
10. Sexual exploitation of children and adults
11. Modern slavery and trafficking
12. Street and online prostitution
13. Brothel keeping and related offences
14. Preparatory offences
15. Offences against public decency
16. Image-based sexual abuse
17. Prosecuting rape and serious sexual offences – CPS policy and decision-making
18. Disclosure
19. Evidence: general
20. Evidence of bad character
21. Medical evidence: adults
22. Medical evidence: children
23. Psychological effects of rape and serious sexual assault
24. Expert evidence
25. DNA evidence
26. Restrictions on evidence or questions about the complainant’s sexual history
27. Vulnerable witnesses, “special measures” and related matters
28. Advocacy and the vulnerable
29. Anonymity in sex cases and reporting restrictions relating to children and young persons
30. Historic cases
31. Sexual offences in the youth court
32. Sexual offences in a military context
33. Sexual offences in Scotland
34. Sexual offences in Northern Ireland
35. Sexual violence and offences as international crimes
36. The sentencing of sex offenders: the definitive guideline
37. Sentencing of sex offenders: general
38. Notification and notification order
39. Sexual harm prevention orders and sexual risk orders
40. The assessment and rehabilitation of people convicted of sexual offences after sentencing
Appendix A: Offences and Penalties: Comparative Table of Offences Under the Old Law and Current Law
Appendix B: Draft Directions in Multiple Defendant Grooming Cases