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Crime and Disorder Act 1998

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117General interpretation

(1)In this Act—

  • “the 1933 Act” means the [1933 c. 12.] Children and Young Persons Act 1933;

  • “the 1969 Act” means the [1969 c. 54.] Children and Young Persons Act 1969;

  • “the 1973 Act” means the [1973 c. 62.] Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973;

  • “the 1980 Act” means the [1980 c. 43.] Magistrates' Courts Act 1980;

  • “the 1982 Act” means the [1982 c. 48.] Criminal Justice Act 1982;

  • “the 1984 Act” means the [1984 c. 60.] Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984;

  • “the 1985 Act” means the [1985 c. 23.] Prosecution of Offences Act 1985;

  • “the 1989 Act” means the [1989 c. 41.] Children Act 1989;

  • “the 1991 Act” means the [1991 c. 53.] Criminal Justice Act 1991;

  • “the 1994 Act” means the [1994 c. 33.] Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994;

  • “the 1997 Act” means the [1997 c. 43.] Crime (Sentences) Act 1997;

  • “caution” has the same meaning as in Part V of the [1997 c. 50.] Police Act 1997;

  • “child” means a person under the age of 14;

  • “commission area” has the same meaning as in the Justices of the [1997 c. 25.] Peace Act 1997;

  • “custodial sentence” has the same meaning as in Part I of the 1991 Act;

  • “guardian” has the same meaning as in the 1933 Act;

  • “prescribed” means prescribed by an order made by the Secretary of State;

  • “young person” means a person who has attained the age of 14 and is under the age of 18;

  • “youth offending team” means a team established under section 39 above.

(2)In this Act—

  • “the 1993 Act” means the [1993 c. 9.] Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993; and

  • “the 1995 Act” means the [1995 c. 46.] Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

(3)For the purposes of this Act, the age of a person shall be deemed to be that which it appears to the court to be after considering any available evidence.

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