A clear and coherent package of reforms? the Scottish Government consultation paper on the Carloway Report

Pamela R. Ferguson, Fiona E. Raitt

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    Abstract

    Reflects on the main recommendations contained in the Scottish Government's Consultation Paper entitled "Reforming Scots Criminal Law and Practice: The Carloway Report". Discusses proposals relating to: (1) police custody and powers of arrest and detention; (2) police questioning and provision of legal advice; (3) the rules of evidence and the abolition of corroboration; (4) reducing delays for appeals; and (5) the role of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. Assesses the extent to which the document accords with the Government's pledge to overhaul Scotland's justice system.
    © 2012 Sweet & Maxwell
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)909-926
    JournalCriminal Law Review
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

    Keywords

    • Carloway
    • Evidence
    • Scots criminal law
    • Access to legal advice
    • Arrest
    • Corroboration
    • Criminal evidence
    • Human rights
    • Police

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