Scotland the Just? The SNP, crime and justice

Armstrong, S. and Munro, M. (2017) Scotland the Just? The SNP, crime and justice. In: Hassan, G. and Barrow, S. (eds.) A Nation Changed?: The SNP and Scotland Ten Years On. Luath Press: Edinburgh, pp. 136-141. ISBN 9781912147168

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This chapter reviews criminal justice policy in Scotland in light of 10 years of SNP Government. It considers particular policy directions made over the past decade in the context of Scotland's historical traditions and commitments relating to welfarism, religious division, and relative penal excess. Key policies and practices relating to sectarianism, armed police, stop and search of young people, and prisons reform have been promulgated against a background of falling crime and defined the SNP's rule and shape future directions for justice.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Scotland, crime, justice, SNP.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Armstrong, Professor Sarah
Authors: Armstrong, S., and Munro, M.
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Research Group:Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
Publisher:Luath Press

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