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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to introduce the listener to the dangerousness provisions under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 since their amendment by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. Anna Simmonds begins by giving an overview of the types of sentences available for dangerous (adult) offenders, she then goes on to discuss how the court goes about assessing whether an offender is dangerous and looks at some of the pertinent case law in the area.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the concept of dangerousness;
  • Know the different types of sentences available for dangerous offenders;
  • Know the test for determining dangerousness;
  • Be able to identify the relevant factors in assessing whether an individual is dangerous;
  • Be aware of the special considerations for youths and dangerousness.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Criminal Justice Act 2003;
  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008;
  • Mental Health Act 1983;
  • R v Delucca [2010] Crim LR 584;
  • R v Pedley [2010] 1 Cr App R (S) 24;
  • R v Sackman [2010] EWCA Crim 19;
  • Attorney General’s Reference No 55 of 2008 (C and Others) [2009] 2 Cr App R (S) 22;
  • R v Hill [2009] EWCA Crim 1387;
  • R (Mackenzie) v Secretary of State for Justice [2009] EWCA Civ 669;
  • R v Williams [2009] EWCA Crim 107;
  • Attorney General’s Reference No 55 of 2008 (C and Others) [2009] 2 Cr App R (S) 22;
  • R v Considine [2007] EWCA Crim 1166;
  • R v Pluck [2006] EWCA Crim 1394, [2007] 1 Cr App Rep (S) 43;
  • R v Duncan [2005] EWCA Crim 3594, [2006] 2 Cr App Rep (S) 189, [2005] All ER (D) 150 (Dec).
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This podcast provides an introduction to the dangerousness provisions under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 since their amendment by the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008. It looks at some pertinent case law on the topic and the courts approach to assessing dangerousness. This podcast may be of interest to those new to the topic or those who need a quick refresher.

Podcast added: 26/11/2010

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-12

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