Blackstones Youth Court Handbook 2014-2015

Paperback | November 24, 2013

byMark Ashford, Naomi Redhouse

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The youth justice system is separate, specialized, and unfamiliar leaving advocates in need of a clear and detailed companion resource at court. Blackstone's Youth Court Handbook is a much needed, authoritative, and practical guide for the busy youth court advocate.This new title provides indispensable and complete coverage of all aspects of the criminal law relating specifically to children and young people. In particular, it focuses on the different procedural and sentencing considerations in this complex area and provides detailed guidance on areas mostlikely to require an instant response from the advocate in court. It covers issues in the youth court as well as those arising for youths in the adult magistrates' court and crown court. Blackstone's Youth Court Handbook uses a similar format to Blackstone's Magistrates' Court Handbook with an easy-to-use layout, facilitating quick reading and instant decision-making. Diagrams, flowcharts, and a clear system of icons aid comprehension and speedy navigation. It also includescross-references to Blackstone's Criminal Practice.

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The youth justice system is separate, specialized, and unfamiliar leaving advocates in need of a clear and detailed companion resource at court. Blackstone's Youth Court Handbook is a much needed, authoritative, and practical guide for the busy youth court advocate.This new title provides indispensable and complete coverage of all aspe...

Mark Ashford is a solicitor and Partner of TV Edwards. He is a specialist in youth court work, a duty solicitor, and has Higher Rights of Audience. He is the co- author of Defending Young People and provides specific training on youth justice matters to the profession, local authorities, and other agencies. Naomi Redhouse is a District...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:704 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.68 inPublished:November 24, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674582

ISBN - 13:9780199674589

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Table of Contents

Part A: OffencesA1 Offences against the personA2 Sexual offencesA3 Theft, fraud and other property offencesA4 Damage to property A5 Public order offences A6 Communication network offences A7 WeaponsA8 Offences against the administration of justiceA9 Drugs offencesA10 Road traffic offencesPart B: Youth Justice system B1 Aim of the youth justice systemB2 European Convention on Human RightsB3 UN Convention on the Rights of the ChildB4 Welfare principleB5 Youth Justice board for England and WalesB6 Youth offending teamsPart C: Decision to Prosecute and DiversionC1 IntroductionC2 CautionsC3 Conditional cautionsC4 Code for Crown ProsecutorsC5 CPS Legal GuidanceC6 Notification of prosecutionsPart D: Procedure D1 AgeD2 Allocation and sending proceedingsD3 BailD4 Commencing proceedingsD5 Constitution of the youth courtD6 Custody time limitsD7 Jurisdiction of the youth courtD8 Presence of the defendant in courtD9 Remand periodsD10 Reporting restrictions in the youth courtD11 Reporting restrictions in other criminal courtsD12 Restricted access to the youth courtD13 Secure accommodation orders (Children Act 1989 s 25)D14 Separation of youth defendants from adult defendantsPart E: Case ManagementE1 Case managementE2 Defendant evidence directionsE3 Disclosure of evidenceE4 Disclosure of unused materialE5 Effective participationE6 Special measures for young and vulnerable witnessesE7 Witnesses: issue of summons or warrantPart F: SentencingF1 Age of offenderF2 Anti-social behaviour order on convictionF3 Bind overF4 Committal for sentenceF5 Compensation orderF6 Dferment of sentenceF7 Detention and Training orderF8 Discharges (absolute and conditional)F9 Disqualification from drivingF10 Financial order enforcementF11 FinesF12 Guilty plea discountsF13 Hospital and guardianship ordersF14 Mentally disordered offendersF15 Newton hearingsF16 Offences taken into considerationF17 Penalty points for driving offencesF18 Previous convictionsF19 Racially and religiously aggravated crimesF20 Referral orderF21 Rehabiliation of Offenders Act 1974F22 Remital to youth court for sentenceF23 Reparation orderF24 ReportsF25 Restraining orderF26 The scaled approachF27 Sentence: procedure in the youth courtF28 Sentences available in the youth courtF29 Sentecning guidelines issued by the Sentencing CouncilF30 Sentencing youth offender: general approachF31 Sexual offences notification requirementsF32 Sexual orientation, disability or transgender identityF33 SurchargeF34 Youth rehabiliation orderPart G: Youths in the adult magistrates' courtG1 Jurisdiction of the adult magistrates courtG2 Allocation and plea before venueG3 Case managementG4 Remittal to the youth court for trialG5 Remittal to the youth court for sentenceG6 Sentencing powers of the adult magistrates' courtPart H: Youths in the crown courtH1 Routes to trial on indictmentH2 Case management and effective participationH3 Remittal for sentenceH4 Sentences available to crown courtH5 Appeal casesPart I: Attaining 18I1 CautionsI2 Before first appearanceI3 After the first court hearingI4 Remand to youth detention accommodationI5 Remittal to adult magistrates' court for trialI6 SentenceI7 Reporting restrictions in youth courtI8 Breach proceedingsI9 Applying to amend or revoke a sentenceI10 Sexual offence registration requirementI11 Rehabilitaiton of Offenders Act 1974Part J: Parents and guardiansJ1 Definition of parent/guardianJ2 Requiring attendance at courtJ3 Responsibility for financial ordersJ4 Parental bind oversJ5 Parenting ordersJ6 Referral order: requiring attendance at panelAppendices Appendix 1: Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction Part III.30Appendix 2: Dangerous offenders: specified offencesAppendix 3: Grave CrimesAppendix 4: Children Act 1989Appendix 5: Gang injuctions