Crime and Disorder Act 1998 [UK]

Crime and Disorder Act 1998

1998 CHAPTER 37

An Act to make provision for preventing crime and disorder;

to create certain racially-aggravated offences;

to abolish the rebuttable presumption that a child is doli incapax and to make provision as to the effect of a child’s failure to give evidence at his trial;

to abolish the death penalty for treason and piracy;

to make changes to the criminal justice system; to make further provision for dealing with offenders;

to make further provision with respect to remands and committals for trial and the release and recall of prisoners; to amend Chapter I of Part II of the Crime (Sentences) Act 1997 and

to repeal Chapter I of Part III of the Crime and Punishment (Scotland) Act 1997;

to make amendments designed to facilitate, or otherwise desirable in connection with, the consolidation of certain enactments; and for connected purposes.

[31st July 1998]

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