Blackstone Press Ltd Blackstone's Guide to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 introduces significant changes to the inquest system, including cr.. Product #: 9780199579587 Regular price: $60.00 $60.00

Blackstone's Guide to the Coroners and Justice Act 2009

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The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 introduces significant changes to the inquest system, including creating a new national coroner service and establishing a new system of secondary certification of deaths that are not referred to a coroner.

It also reforms and clarifies the law on homicide; updates the language of the offence of assisting suicide; and contains amendments to the Data Protection Act 1998 to strengthen the Information Commissioner's powers and improve the sharing of information. It will establish a new Sentencing Council for England and Wales, and introduce changes to sentencing for terrorist offences.

It will also introduce changes in the arena of witness anonymity, including: granting Investigative Witness Anonymity Orders in gun and knife crime cases; granting anonymity to vulnerable or intimidated witnesses; and extending the use of live video links and screens around the witness box to enable vulnerable witnesses to give evidence.

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 to bring practitioners up-to-date with this complex piece of drafting. Presented in a straightforward layout, it enables ease of use as a reference source.

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 extent, scope, and effects 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.

Contents:

1: Introduction
Background to the Act
Scheme of the Act
PART I: CORONERS
2: Investigations into Deaths
Introduction
Duty to investigate
Investigation by other coroner
Discontinuance of investigation
Purpose of investigation
Inquests
Outcome of investigation
Suspension of investigations
Death of service personnel abroad
Ancillary powers of coroners in relation to deaths
Further provisions to do with investigations and deaths
3: Notification, Certification and Registration of Deaths
4: Coroner Areas, Appointments, Etc
5: Investigations Concerning Treasure
6: Governance of Coroners
7: Supplementary and Miscellaneous Provisions Concerning Coroners
PART II: CRIMINAL OFFENCES
8: Murder, Infanticide and Suicide
Introduction
Diminished responsibility
Loss of control
Infanticide
Suicide
9: Images of Children
Prohibited images
Indecent pseudo-photographs
10: Conspiracy
PART III: CRIMINAL EVIDENCE, INVESTIGATIONS AND PROCEDURE
11: Anonymity
Introduction
Anonymity in investigations
12: Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses
Special measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses
Evidence of certain accused persons
Witnesses protected from cross-examination by accused in person
13: Live Links
14: Miscellaneous Evidential, etc, Matters
Evidence by video recording
Evidence of previous complaints
Immunity
Bail
Unsigned indictments
Detention and treatment of terrorist suspects
15: Miscellaneous Criminal Justice Provisions
Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses
Implementation of E-Commerce and Services directives: penalties
Treatment of convictions in other member States etc
Transfer to Parole Board of functions under the Criminal Justice Act 1991
Retention of knives surrendered or seized (England and Wales)
Retention of knives surrendered or seized (Northern Ireland)
Security in tribunal buildings
PART IV: SENTENCING
16: Sentencing Council for England and Wales
Introduction
Sentencing Guidelines
Duties of the court
Other functions of the Council
Lord Chancellor's functions
Miscellaneous and general
17: Other Provisions relating to Sentencing
Driving disqualifications
Dangerous offenders
Confiscation orders
PART V: LEGAL AID
18: Community Legal Service
PART VI: CRIMINAL MEMOIRS
19: Criminal Memoirs
Introduction
Exploitation proceeds orders
Exercise of power to make orders
Additional powers
Investigations
Limitation
PART VII: DATA PROTECTION
20: Data Protection Act 1998
Assessment notices
Data-sharing code of practice
Further amendments of the Data Protection Act 1998 (c.
29)
APPENDICES
Appendix 1: The Coroners and Justice Act 2009
Publisher: Blackstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780199579587
Author(s) Glasson, J
Edition
Format Pb
Publication Date 30/03/2010