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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide practitioners with a discussion of the criminal offence of forced marriage. It covers various elements of the offence including the act itself and how it can be distinguished from arranged marriage; the legislation which governs forced marriage; the victims and offenders; the motivations behind the act of forced marriage; forced marriage protection orders; investigations and prosecutions; and the one chance rule.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what a forced marriage is;
  • Be aware of how a forced marriage can be distinguished from an arranged marriage;
  • Know that there can be a fine line between the two and what factors are key;
  • Have considered the new forced marriage offence under the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 and the various elements of the offence;
  • Understand what legislation the police and prosecution relied upon before the offence was introduced;
  • Appreciate what forced marriage protection orders are and how they work;
  • Have thought about the motivating factors behind forced marriages;
  • Considered the position of the police and prosecution and what actions are key in investigating and preventing forced marriages.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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In this CPDcast Gerry Campbell and Neelam Sarkaria explore the offence of forced marriage by discussing: the offence itself; the legislation governing the offence; victims and offenders; forced marriage protection orders; investigation and prosecution; and the one chance rule.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD hour for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales.

This course (podcast plus test) is accredited with 1 CPD point (0.5 for the podcast and 0.5 for completion of the test) for solicitors and legal professionals.

Podcast Length: 32.54

Date Recorded: 21st April 2015

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