Contributions by Dr Imran Awan to the Crown Prosecution Service National Scrutiny Panel on Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime

Awan, I. (January 10) Contributions by Dr Imran Awan to the Crown Prosecution Service National Scrutiny Panel on Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime. The Crown Prosecution Service, UK.

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Abstract

This is a summary of responses to the public consultation undertaken by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on the revised Guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media.

The Guidelines were first published as interim Guidelines in December 2012. They were consulted on and finalised Guidelines were published in June 2013.We decided to refresh the Guidelines, to reflect a number of recent legal and social developments and to clarify various aspects of the Guidelines.

The main revisions we made were:

• Additions to the section on Category 2 offences, which previously related only to harassment and stalking. The section now includes guidance on:
the new offences of Controlling or coercive behaviour and Disclosing private sexual images without consent; offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and Blackmail.

• New sections on: Violence Against Women (VAWG); Hate Crime; False or offensive social media profiles; Ancillary Orders; and Victim Personal Statements.

•Greater clarity around the application of the Evidential and Public Interest stages of the Full Code Test and Article 10 ECHR considerations.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: hate crime; racially aggravated; islamophobia; social media
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L900 Others in Social studies
M200 Law by Topic
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Prof Keith A. Osman
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 17:19
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 17:19
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4989

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