The process of criminal evidence law reform in Scotland: what can we learn?

Chalmers, J. , Leverick, F. and Stark, S. W. (2017) The process of criminal evidence law reform in Scotland: what can we learn? In: Duff, P. R. and Ferguson, P. R. (eds.) Scottish Criminal Evidence Law: Current Developments and Future Trends. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 194-223. ISBN 9781474414760

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This chapter analyses law reforms that have taken place in the field of criminal evidence in modern-day Scotland. It does so at a busy time in the law reform arena, with two recent projects having the potential to radically change the landscape of Scottish criminal evidence. The chapter charts the main law reform projects and their outcomes and, drawing on these experiences, identifies the lessons that might be learned. The focus is on three areas: the bodies that might undertake law reform projects and the strengths and weaknesses of each; how projects might best be selected by those bodies; and how success might best be evaluated.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Criminal evidence, criminal procedure, law reform.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Chalmers, Professor James and Leverick, Professor Fiona
Authors: Chalmers, J., Leverick, F., and Stark, S. W.
Subjects:K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
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