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Criminal Law Reform Now

Proposals & Critique

Editor(s): J J Child, R A Duff
Media of Criminal Law Reform Now
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Published: 28-01-2021
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 336
ISBN: 9781509944026
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £36.99
Online price : £33.29
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About Criminal Law Reform Now

If you could change one part of the criminal law, what would it be? The editors put this question to nine leading academics and practitioners. The first nine chapters of the collection present their responses in the form of legal reform proposals, with topics ranging across criminal law, criminal justice and evidence – including confiscation, control orders, criminal attempts, homicide, assisted dying, the special status of children, time restrictions on prosecution, the right to silence, and special measures in court. Each chapter is followed by a comment from a different author, providing an additional expert view on each reform proposal. Finally, the last two chapters broaden the debate to discuss criminal law reform in general, examining various reform bodies and mechanisms across England, Wales and Scotland. Criminal Law Reform Now highlights and explores the current reform debates that matter most to legal experts, with each chapter making a case for positive change.

Table Of Contents

1. Reflections on Proceeds of Crime: A New Code for Confiscation?
Michael Levi
Comment from Colin King
2. Rationalising Civil Preventive Orders: Opportunities for Reform
Stephen Shute
Comment from Zachary Hoskins
3. Reforming the Law of Criminal Attempt: Take Two
Shachar Eldar
Comment from JJ Child
4. Done to Death? Reform of Homicide Law
Sally Kyd
Comment from Simon McKay
5. The CPS, Policy-Making and Assisted Dying: Towards a 'Freedom' Approach
Andrew Sanders
Comment from RA Duff
6. How Should the Criminal Law Respond to the 'Special Status' of Children?
Heather Keating
Comment from Gideon Yaffe
7. The Time Limit on Prosecutions for Underage Sexual Intercourse in the Sexual Offences Act 1956: A Continuing Problem
Jonathan Rogers
Comment from Hannah Quirk
8. Safe and Effective Courtroom Participation for Domestic Violence Complainant-Witnesses
Charlotte Bishop
Comment from Vanessa Munro
9. The Case for Restoring the Right of Silence
Hannah Quirk
Comment from Abenaa Owusu-Bempah
10A. 'Lawyers' Law' and the Limitations and Flaws of the Role of Reform Bodies in Criminal Law
Peter Alldridge
10B. Criminal Law Reform: A View from Across the Border
Pamela R. Ferguson

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