The Sexual Offences Act will be a significant and far-reaching piece of legislation which codifys and revises the existing legislation relating to sexual activities. A considerable number of new crimes will be introduced or redefined, along with the criminalization of certain types of conduct not previously covered by legislation. This book provides a full, clear analysis of the Act, and covers in detail issues such as rape, child sexual abuse, adults with mental disorders and learning disabilities, sex offenders, and recent developments in the law of evidence. Includes a full copy of the Act.
Dr Kim Stevenson is a Senior Lecturer in Law in the Department of Legal Studies at Nottingham Trent University, and Joint Director of SOLON (Interdisciplinary Studies in Bad Behaviour and Socially Visible Crime). Previously she served as a Police Sergeant with the Nottinghamshire Constabulary and was also a Police Training Instructor delivery specialist courses on sexual offences.
Anne Davies is a Principal Lecturer in Law in the Department of Academic Legal Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She is also a qualified solicitor.
Professor Michael Gunn in Head of the Department of Academic Legal Studies and an Associate Dean at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. He is also a co-author of Blackstone's Criminal Practice, and numerous other texts including a guide to the law in relation to sexual relationships and people with learning disabilities.