Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

The UK Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 amends extends powers to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 makes further provision in relation to criminal justice (including employment in the prison service); amends or extends the criminal law and powers for preventing crime and enforcing that law; and amends the Video Recordings Act 1984.

Part IV Section 44 - 87 amends legislation dealing with obscene publications and indecent photographs of children, including the Protection of Children Act 1978.

Part VII handled "Obscenity and Pornography", banning simulated child pornography, hardening provisions dealing with the censorship and age restriction of videos, and also increasing the penalty on obscene phone calls.

Part XI dealt with sexual offences. The definition of rape was extended to include anal rape.


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Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

UK/1994/C/33