Mark Barlow acknowledged in Rook & Ward on Sexual Offences (4th ed.)
In the latest edition of Rook & Ward on Sexual Offences (published 15th December 2010) Mark Barlow has been acknowledged in the Preface for his contribution to a new specialist chapter on Historic Cases. The new chapter also includes reference to a number of key cases in which Mark has appeared and quotes from an recent article by Mark on the Challenges of Historic Allegations.
Rook & Ward is a practical and accessible work on sexual offences, with detailed coverage of both offences and procedure. It has a strong practitioner focus and includes detailed guidance on how to deal with problems encountered in practice.
In the Preface, the editors acknowledge Mark Barlow for his contribution:
"...We are grateful to Mark Barlow...for reading our Chapter 26 and for [his] constructive suggestions."
Chapter 26 is a new specialist chapter on Historic Cases which deals with problems that are commonly encountered in the prosecution of past sexual abuse. In this chapter, the authors quote from a recent article by Mark Barlow and Mark Newby The Challenges of Historic Allegations of Past Sexual Abuse (16.02.2009) :
âWhilst attitudes to and awareness of sexual abuse have significantly changed over the last decade, the âconspiracy of silenceâ of family sexual abuse has been a long standing feature within the law, with many abusers maintaining dominance over their victims for years, âsecretsâ being taken to the grave. But this position should not be used as a vehicle to deny those accused the fundamental right to a fair hearing. This is a difficult issue and the law struggles to maintain these two but conflicting needs of protecting the accused whilst bringing justice for the abused.â
The full article by Barlow and Newby can be downloaded below:
Chapter 26 also mentions a number of notable historic cases in which Mark Barlow was involved:
- McKreth (deceased)  EWCA Crim 1849
- Robson and others  EWCA Crim 2754
- Anver Daud Sheikh  EWCA Crim 2625
- Joynson  EWCA Crim 3049