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Criminal law and criminal justice

Criminal law and criminal justice: an exercise in ad hocery

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw making and the Scottish Parliament
Subtitle of host publicationthe early years
EditorsElaine E. Sutherland, Kay E. Goodall, Gavin F. M. Little, Fraser P. Davidson
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780748670195
StatePublished - 2011


At the time of writing the Scottish Parliament has passed 147 statutes, more than a third of which affect criminal procedure, sentencing, or the substantive criminal law. Such is the extent of these changes that this chapter can do no more than highlight some of the main provisions and offer some critique. The discussion covers criminal procedure, sentencing powers, the substantive criminal law and the parliamentary process.


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