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

Should sex crime suspects receive the same anonymity afforded to complainants? Felicity Gerry, a barrister from 36 Bedford Row and co-author of 'The Sex Offences Handbook' provides a lively and engaging overview of the current position regarding the issue of anonymity in sex offence cases and debates whether reform of this area of the law is necessary.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate the benefits and risks to the criminal justice system of naming suspects;
  • Be aware of the specific publicity restrictions relating to sexual offences;
  • Understand the role of the law on contempt of court in this context;
  • Know which hearings will automatically be prohibited from reporting;
  • Know when defendants or witnesses will be afforded protection from media reporting;
  • Be aware of arguments for reform in this area.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Legal Principles
Panel Discussion
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In this podcast Felicity Gerry from 36 Bedford Row discusses the current position regarding the controversial issue of anonymity in sex offence cases and considers whether the law is in need of reform.

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Date Recorded: 11th July 2013

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