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Criminal Justice in Scotland

1st Edition

Edited by Peter Duff, Neil Hutton


412 pages

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Published in 1999. Scottish criminal law and procedure are very different from their counterparts elsewhere in the United Kingdom. This book is the first socio-legal account of the Scottish criminal justice process and its constituent institutions. Its aims are: to explain the operation of the various elements which make up the ‘system’; to summarise the considerable volume of relevant Scottish research; and to locate this knowledge within contemporary theorising about criminal justice. To this end, the editors commissioned a team of experts to write chapters on the various stages of institutions of the Scottish criminal justice process. Given Scotland’s broad social and cultural similarities to the rest of the United Kingdom, the book also provides a useful comparative perspective which should help to discourage the tendency towards overly ethnocentric theorising south of the border.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Peter Duff and Neil Hutton 2. Crime Trends in Scotland Since 1950 David J. Smith and Peter Young 3. Crime Statistics and the ‘Problem of Crime’ in Scotland Simon Anderson 4. Classifying Scottish Criminal Procedure Christopher Gane 5. The Politics of Crime Prevention: The Safer Cities Experiment in Scotland James Carnie 6. Situating Scottish Policy Neil Walker 7. The Prosecution Service: Independence and Accountability Peter Duff 8. Criminal Justice Responses to Bail Abuse Fiona Paterson 9. Courts Clare Connelly 10. Sentencing in Scotland Neil Hutton 11. The Fine as an Auto-Punishment: Power, Money and Discipline Peter Young 12. Community-based Disposals Gill McIvor and Bryan Williams 13. Imprisonment and Other Custodial Sentences Jim McManus 14. Preventing Offending by Children and Young People in Scotland Stewart Asquith and Mike Docherty 15. Mental Disorder and Criminal Justice Derek Chiswick 16. Women and the Scottish Criminal Justice System Michele Burman 17. Scottish Ethnic Minorities, Crime and the Police Jason Ditton 18. Victims of Crime Sue Moody 19. Privatisation, Policing and Crime Control: Tracing the Contours of the Public-Private Divide Nicholas R. Fyfe and Jon Bannister 20. The Politics of Penalty: An Overview of the Development of Penal Policy in Scotland Lesley McAra 21. Bibliography

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General