Sexual Offences Commentary

Sexual Offences Commentary

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 consolidates, codifies and amends South Africa’s laws dealing with sexual offences. The Act has brought the law on sexual offences in line with the Constitution and has also created a substantial number of new offences.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Sexual Offences Commentary
  • Author/s: B Pithey & D Smythe
  • Publisher: Juta
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9780702186028
  • Format: Loose-leaf

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 consolidates, codifies and amends South Africa’s laws dealing with sexual offences. The Act has brought the law on sexual offences in line with the Constitution and has also created a substantial number of new offences.

This section-by-section commentary covers all the new offences and changes to the laws of evidence and procedure introduced by the Act, including those relating to children and people with disabilities. Written and edited by leading scholars and practitioners and reviewed by criminal law and criminal procedure experts, it combines legal analysis with hands-on knowledge of the management of sexual offences in the criminal justice system. The contributors to this commentary provide unique insights into the potential, the challenges and the limitations of the new sexual offences legislation.

Contents Include:

  • Section-by-section commentary on the Criminal Law Amendment Act 32 of 2007 (Sexual Offences and Related Matters)
  • Supplementary material
    –  Regulations to the Act
    –  SAPS National Instructions on Sexual Offences
    –  National Directives and Instructions on Conducting a
    Forensic Examination on Survivors of Sexual Offence
    cases in terms of the Act
    –  Diagrams
    + History of child pornography legislation
    + Timeline comparison of application of sexual offences laws
    and transitional provisions of SORMA Act 32 of 2007 and related Acts
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Subject Index

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