Blackstones Guide to the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Paperback | January 29, 2009

EditorMaya Sikand

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes. The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act received Royal Assent in May 2008 and draws together a wide range of policy issues, from youth justice to 'foreign criminals'. A large part of the Act focuses on sentencing and is a response to our overcrowded prisons. The Act introduces 19 new criminaloffences (including incitement to hatred on the grounds of sexual orientation and possession of extreme pornographic images), and a number of significant changes to criminal law and procedure. The Act also expands on the range of civil 'behaviour orders' available in the criminal courts by extendingthe existing 'crack house' closure order regime for premises upon which anti-social behaviour takes place and by introducing a new Violent Offender Order. It also introduces a new restricted immigration status, following the Home Secretary's defeat in the Court of Appeal in the 'Afghan Hijackers'case in 2006.This new Blackstone's Guide combines the full text of the Act with an expert narrative. It seeks to explain the scope and impact of the Act, including the civil liberties implications, and bring practitioners right up-to-date with this complex piece of drafting. Presented in a straightforwardlayout, it enables ease of use as a reference source.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the effects, extent and scope of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself.They offer a cost-effective solution to key inf...

Maya Sikand is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, specialising in criminal defence work, crime related civil work, judicial review, and extradition. She is the author of ASBOs: A Practitioner's Guide to Defending Anti-Social Behavious Orders (LAG, 2006), and a contributor to Blackstone's Criminal Practice. She has also published ar...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:January 29, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199553823

ISBN - 13:9780199553822

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1. IntroductionOverviewSentencing and Prison OvercrowdingNew Civil OrdersNew CrimesForeign CriminalsOther ChangesConclusions2. SentencingIntroductionCustodial SentencesNon-Custodial SentencesCredit for Periods of Remand on BailRelease and Recall of PrisonersYouth Sentencing3. Criminal Procedure and AppealsCriminal ProcedureCriminal Appeals4. New Criminal OffencesOverviewExtreme PornographyIndecent Images of ChildrenChild Sex OffencesHatred on the grounds of sexual orientationOffences relating to nuclear materials and facilitiesData protection offencesNuisance or disturbance on NHS premisesPersistent sales of tobacco to persons under 18Clarification of the law of self-defenceMinor and consequential amendments5. International Co-operationIntroductionRecognition of Financial PenaltiesRepatriation of PrisonersMutual Legal Assistance in Revenue Matters6. Civil Orders in the Criminal CourtsViolent Offender OrdersPremises Closure OrdersYouth ASBOs and related OrdersSexual Offences: Orders and Notification Requirements7. Police Misconduct and Industrial Action by Prison OfficersPolice MisconductIndustrial Action by Prison Officers8. Foreign CriminalsIntroductionBackgroundSpecial Immigration StatusA New Exception to Automatic DeportationAppendicesAppendix 1: Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008Appendix 2: SI 2008 No. 1466 (C. 66)Appendix 3: 2008 No. 1586 (C. 69)