This accessible text enables criminology and criminal justice students to understand and critically evaluate the criminal law, in the context of criminal justice and wider social issues.
The book explains criminal law comprehensively, covering both general principles and specific types of criminal offence. It examines criminal law in its social context, as well as considering how it is used by the criminal justice processes and agencies which enforce it in practice.
The book covers all the different theoretical approaches that the student of criminology and criminal justice will need to understand. It provides learning tools such as:
Chapter objectives - making the structure of the book easy to follow for students; Questions for discussion and student exercises - helping students to think critically about the ideas and concepts in each chapter, and to undertake further independent and reflective study; ‘Definition boxes’ explaining key concepts - helping students who are not familiar with specialist criminal law terminology to understand what the key basic concepts in the criminal law really mean in practice
It is accompanied by a companion website which incorporates a range of resources for lecturers and students.
The book is written for undergraduate criminal justice and criminology students, and will also appeal to law students whose course takes a socio-legal approach.
Chapter 7: Sexual Offences
- Introduction 117
- Sexual Offences: The Law 118
- Sexual Offences and Criminal Justice 124
- Example I: Sexual Offences and Criminal Justice - Overview 124
- Example II: Sexual Offences, the Police and the CPS 125
- Example III: Sexual Offences and the Court Process 125
- Example IV: Sexual Offences, Sentencing and Punishment 127
- Example V: Male-Victim Rape and Criminal Justice 128
- Example VI: Child Sexual Abuse and Criminal Justice 129
- Discussion and Conclusions 131
- Further Reading 133
After reading Chapter 7 you should be able to understand:
- The sexual offences introduced in the Sexual Offences Act 2003
- The actus reus and mens rea required for these offences
- The special offences used to regulate sexual behaviour involving children
- How different types of sexual ...