Explanatory Memorandum

Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2013

2013 CHAPTER 7

25 April 2013

Commentary on Sections

Section 5: Sexual offences prevention orders

This section amends Part 2 of the 2003 Act so that a person subject to a sexual offences prevention order can be required to undertake a particular action. The current orders only allow the court to prohibit an offender from doing anything described in the order. This change will allow for greater flexibility in how risk of serious sexual harm is managed in the community.