Blackstones Guide to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004

Paperback | May 15, 2005

byElizabeth Lawson QC, Melanie Johnson, Lindsay Adams

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, 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 Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004, introduces new powers for the police and courts to tackle offenders whilst ensuring that victims get the support and protection they need. The Act received Royal Assent at the end of 2004 and will have a significant impact on existing law andpractice. Implementation of the Act will be rolled out in stages from April 2005. The new Act creates a number of important provisions for example: there are new procedures to deal with multiple offending; breach of non-molestation orders becomes a criminal offence; and causing or allowing thedeath of a child or vulnerable adult becomes a new offence.The Blackstone's Guide to the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 provides a full, clear analysis of the Act and a detailed explanation of its many provisions. The Guide also explains how the Act interrelates with and amends related legislation. Criminal and family law practitioners,advisory services and support groups will find this an invaluable resource.

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The Blackstone's Guide Series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published within weeks of the Act, 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 ...

Melanie Johnson is a barrister at 1 Pump Court Chambers specialising in Family Law. She conducts seminars in domestic violence remedies and enforcement, and care proceedings. She is a member of the FLBA and has published an article on Domestic Violence and Part IV Family Law Act 1996 in 'The Review', a journal sponsored by the Solicit...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.58 inPublished:May 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199281890

ISBN - 13:9780199281893

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Table of Contents

Foreword by the Right Honourable Lord Justice Judge1. Introduction2. Changes to the Law on Domestic Violence3. Causing or Allowing the Death of a Child or Vulnerable Adult4. Evidence and Procedure: England and Wales5. Domestic Homicide Reviews6. Assault and Restraining Orders7. Surcharges8. Trial by Jury of Sample Counts Only9. Unfitness to Plead and Insanity10. Miscellaneous11. Victims, EtcAPPENDIX A - The Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004APPENDIX B - Criminal Procedure Insanity Act 1964 ss 4, 5 and 5A as amendedAPPENDIX C - Family Law Act 1996, Part IV as amendedAPPENDIX D - Protection from Harassment Act 1997 ss1 to 7 as amendedAPPENDIX E - Useful Addresses

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`The book is authoritative, well ordered and well presented...The authors provide not only a clear exposition of the law, but also very practical advice as to how to apply it and, therefore, how to argue points on behalf of the alleged victims and the alleged perpetrators...Practitioners inthe criminal field will find this excellent book just as useful as family lawyers.'Nick Longford (Rustons and Lloyd, and chair of Resolution's domestic abuse committee), New Law Journal