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The Scottish Criminal Trial and Judicial Intervention in a Public Controversy
(University of Plymouth Press, 2016)
A published article by a senior Scottish Judge, Lord Kingsburgh (Sir John Macdonald), in 1898, reveals the tensions around reform in the United Kingdom of the law concerning the competence of an accused giving evidence for ...
The Structure of Authority and the Prosecution of Crime in the Sheriff Courts of Mid-Victorian Scotland
(University of Plymouth Press, 2014)
The law of Scotland has barely recognised the existence of private prosecutors and the preferred policy has been prosecution by a public prosecutor in the public interest. The legal persona engaged in public prosecution ...
The Crown Practice of Precognition in Mid-Victorian Scotland
(University of Plymouth Press, 2015)
The criminal procedure of precognition was and is the practice of taking of statements from witnesses by or on behalf of the local public prosecutor in place of or in addition to those statements provided by the police. ...