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Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background and Policy Objectives

    1. Sex offender notification

    2. Human Trafficking provisions

    3. The retention of fingerprints, samples etc

    4. Release on licence of child convicted of serious offence

    5. Examination of accused through intermediary

    6. Abolition of scandalising the judiciary as a form of contempt of court

    7. Criminal proceedings on Sunday

  3. Consultation

    1. Consultation on sex offender notification and violent offender orders

    2. Consultation on human trafficking provisions

    3. Consultation on the retention of fingerprints, samples etc.

  4. Overview

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Review of indefinite offender notification requirements

    2. Section 2: Notification requirements: absence from notified residence

    3. Section 3: Ending notification requirement for acts which are no longer offences

    4. Section 4: Offences committed in a country outside the United Kingdom

    5. Section 5: Sexual offences prevention orders

    6. Section 6: Trafficking people for sexual exploitation

    7. Section 7: Trafficking people for other exploitation

    8. Section 8: Trafficking offences to be triable only on indictment

    9. Section 9: Retention of fingerprints, DNA profiles, etc.

    10. Section 10: Release on licence of child convicted of serious offence

    11. Section 11: Examination of accused through intermediary

    12. Section 12: Abolition of scandalising the judiciary as form of contempt of court

    13. Section 13: Criminal proceedings on Sunday

    14. Section 14: Repeals

      Section 15: Commencement and transitional, etc. provisions

    15. Schedules

      1. Schedule 1: Schedule 3A to the Sexual Offences Act 2003, as inserted

        1. Paragraph 1: Introductory

        2. Paragraph 2: Initial review: applications

        3. Paragraph 3: Initial review: determination of application

        4. Paragraph 4: Initial review: notice of decision

        5. Paragraph 5: Initial review: application to Crown Court

        6. Paragraph 6: Further reviews

        7. Paragraph 7: Guidance

        8. Paragraph 8: Discharge in Great Britain

      2. Schedule 2: Articles 63B to 63R of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989, as inserted

        1. Article 63B – Destruction of fingerprints and DNA profiles: basic rule

        2. Article 63C – Retention of Article 63B material pending investigation or proceedings

        3. Article 63D – Retention of material: persons arrested for or charged with a qualifying offence

        4. Article 63E – Retention of material: persons arrested for or charged with a recordable offence other than a qualifying offence

        5. Article 63F – Retention of material: persons convicted of a recordable offence

        6. Article 63G – Retention of material: persons convicted of an offence outside Northern Ireland

        7. Article 63H – Retention of material: exception for persons under 18 convicted of first minor offence

        8. Article 63I – Retention of material: persons under 18 given a caution

        9. Article 63J – Retention of material: persons completing diversionary youth conference process

        10. Article 63K – Retention of material: persons given a penalty notice

        11. Article 63L – Retention of material given voluntarily

        12. Article 63M – Retention of material with consent

        13. Article 63N – Material obtained for one purpose and used for another

        14. Article 63O – Destruction of copies

        15. Article 63P – Destruction of samples

        16. Article 63Q – Use of retained material

        17. Article 63R – Exclusion for certain regimes

      3. Schedule 3: Amendments: fingerprints, DNA profiles, etc.

      4. Schedule 4: Repeals

  6. Hansard Reports

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