The legislative provisions allowing appeals against sentence by the prosecution are controversial. In this article, Professor Ian Willock examines the background to the legislation and the case law to date, concluding that the fears that this right of appeal might compromise the independence of the judiciary in sentencing have proved to be exaggerated.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Juridical Review: the Law Journal of the Scottish Universities|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Criminal procedure
- Criminal appeals
- Judicial decision making