Michael Cavadino
James Dignan

Pub Date: 18th September 2007

Pages: 472

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The Penal System: An Introduction, Fourth Edition

Key Legislation

This section provides handy summaries of key legislative acts and bills that have emerged over recent years, equipping students with essential knowledge for their studies of the criminal justice system. The section will be updated periodically as new laws come into force.

Summaries are provided of the following:

Crime and Disorder Act 1998

Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000

Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000

Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001

Criminal Justice Act 2003

Police and Justice Act 2006

Offender Management Act 2007

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Coroners and Justice Act 2009
Full texts of all Acts are available online at:
Full texts of Bills currently before Parliament are available online at: