In this issue
Welcome to the Sexual Offences edition of the Crime Team Bulletin
The Vigilante, The Chat Room and Entrapment
Beyond the court’s reach – pitfalls of video link for witnesses out of the jurisdiction
Sentencing Law Update
Acquittals and the Disclosure and Barring Service
Sentencing the hunted and the hunter
A Contradiction in Terms
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Paul Mason
Paul Mason
The Vigilante, The Chat Room and Entrapment

Earlier in the summer an important judgment was handed down on the ever-increasing number of prosecutions based on so-called “paedophile hunter” evidence. Paul Mason assesses the use of entrapment arguments to challenge such evidence.

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Kate O’Raghallaigh
Kate O’Raghallaigh
Beyond the court’s reach – pitfalls of video link for witnesses out of the jurisdiction

Looking at first instance issues, Kate O’Raghallaigh examines the growing use of extra-jurisdictional video links in sexual cases, and points out some of the pitfalls which can arise for courts that are all too prepared to waive through such applications.

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Emma Goodall
Emma Goodall
Sentencing Law Update

Emma Goodall provides an interesting round-up of recent sentencing authorities, including those dealing with sentences for public protection.

 

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Sarah Vine
Sarah Vine
Acquittals and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Sarah Vine considers the position of defendants acquitted at trial, but who then find allegations may continue to pose problems for them as a result of their inclusion in Disclosure and Barring Service records. 

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Sarah Elliott QC
Sarah Elliott QC
Sentencing the hunted and the hunter

Sarah Elliott QC writes about two recent Court of Appeal cases, one dealing with the sentencing of offenders convicted through the evidence of “paedophile hunters” and the other looking at the appropriate sentence for hunter turned blackmailer.

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Ben Newton
Ben Newton
A Contradiction in Terms

Benjamin Newton discusses the most recent Court of Appeal guidance on Sexual Harm Prevention Orders. 

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