n South African Journal of Criminal Justice - Sexual Offences Commentary Act 32 of 2007 (Loose-leaf edition), D. Smythe , B. Pithey, L. Artz (Eds.) : book review

Volume 25, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1011-8527
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2118



The preamble of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment 32 of 2007 (hereinafter 'SORMA') provides that 'the commission of sexual offences in the Republic is of grave concern, as it has a particularly disadvantageous impact on vulnerable persons, the society as a whole and the economy.' It is therefore of utmost importance that persons who are dealing with sexual offences are fully conversant with the provisions of the new Sexual Offences Act. Viewed in this light, the Sexual Offences Commentary serves as an essential and practical guide to the new Sexual Offence legislation as it not only analyses each section of SORMA in sequence, but also highlights the challenges and grey areas posed by the legislation. The contributions are made by academics and practitioners who are experts in the field of sexual offences.

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