Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review: Report of the Academic Expert Group

Pamela Ferguson, Fiona Raitt, James Chalmers, Fiona Leverick, Fraser Davidson, Peter Duff, Findlay Stark

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Abstract

    The Scottish Government has proposed to abolish the requirement for corroborated evidence in criminal cases. In February 2014, Lord Bonomy was appointed to chair a Reference Group “to consider what additional safeguards and changes to law and practice may be needed in Scotland’s criminal justice system when the corroboration requirement is abolished”.
    Lord Bonomy’s review is known as the Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review. He requested that an academic expert group produce a report covering additional safeguards against wrongful conviction and other changes in law and practice which might be considered for introduction into the Scottish criminal justice system. This is the report of that expert group.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherScottish Government
    Number of pages277
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

    Keywords

    • Bonomy review
    • Corroboration
    • Criminal law
    • Evidence law

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Eyewitness Identification Evidence

    Ferguson, P. R., Aug 2014, Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review Report of the Academic Expert Group . Chalmers, J., Leverick, F. & Shaw, A. (eds.). Scottish Government, p. 44-66 23 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Open Access

    Cite this

    Ferguson, P., Raitt, F., Chalmers, J., Leverick, F., Davidson, F., Duff, P., & Stark, F. (2014). Post-Corroboration Safeguards Review: Report of the Academic Expert Group . Scottish Government. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Review/post-corroboration-safeguards