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Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Part 7: Violent offender orders

57.Part 7 (sections 98 to 117) makes provision for a new civil preventative order – the violent offender order (VOO). It sets out the qualifying offences which may trigger an application for a VOO; the procedure in respect of applications for and the making, variation, renewal or discharge of a VOO; provides an exhaustive list of the kinds of conditions which can be imposed as part of a violent offender order or interim violent offender order; makes provision for interim orders and appeals; provides for breach of an order or interim order to be a criminal offence throughout the United Kingdom; sets out requirements on persons subject to a VOO to notify the police of certain personal information and of changes to such information; provides for a failure to comply with the notification requirements to be a criminal offence throughout the United Kingdom; and provides for the police and others to provide information to the Secretary of State for the purposes of verifying the information supplied in pursuance of the notification requirements.

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