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Upcoming Criminal Justice Bill to include scrapping of ‘not proven’ verdict

A proposed amendment to Scots law, unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in early September as part of the upcoming Criminal Justice Bill, means that the ‘not proven’ verdict will likely be scrapped. A verdict of ‘not proven’ allows a jury to acquit a defendant when they feel there has not been enough evidence provided […]

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England’s Youth Criminal Justice System Needs Reform

Youth criminal justice: it is beginning to seem as though England, yet again, is lagging behind. Not only behind major international bodies like the United Nations and European Union, but also other members of its own Union. And, it continues to ignore the recommendations of its own legal experts. Scotland is acting differently. In the […]