The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 completely recasts the substantive law of sexual offences in Scotland and abolishes the former offences. This full-scale overhaul of the law means that you need to keep entirely up-to-date with these changes and be sure that you are working with information which is current and correct. Publishing in the Greens Annotated Acts series, the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 completely revises the law relating to sexual offences in Scotland, beginning with a detailed introduction to, and overview of, the new changes. The full text of the Act is included and detailed section-by-section commentary, under reference to the Scottish Law Commission Report on which it is based, helps you make sense of this new legislation, including rape and all other sexual offences, such as those against children. Particular consideration is given to the effect of the new provisions on consent. There are also explanations of the Bill given to the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Government. This new book provides crucial guidance to criminal practitioners, police and all other professionals involved with the prosecution of criminal offences.