Criminal law and criminal justice: an exercise in ad hocery

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    Abstract

    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.
    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
    Pages208-224
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9780748670195
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • Criminal law
    • Criminal procedure
    • Scotland

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    Ferguson, P. R. (2011). Criminal law and criminal justice: an exercise in ad hocery. In E. E. Sutherland, K. E. Goodall, G. F. M. Little, & F. P. Davidson (Eds.), Law making and the Scottish Parliament: the early years (pp. 208-224). Edinburgh University Press. https://doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640195.003.0028