Out of court and out of sight: how often are "alternatives to prosecution" used?

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    Abstract

    Estimates the rate at which the alternatives to prosecution provided by the Criminal Proceedings etc. (Reform) (Scotland) Act 2007 Pt 3 are being used, based on figures relating to the number of offences "cleared up", "disposed of" or made the subject of "criminal reports". Considers some of the difficulties in obtaining accurate data on the use of the prosecution alternatives. Assesses the significance of the issue. © 2011 Sweet & Maxwell
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)481-486
    Number of pages6
    JournalEdinburgh Law Review
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

    Keywords

    • Criminal procedure
    • Penalties
    • Police
    • Scotland
    • Statistics
    • Summary procedure

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