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The Modern Scottish Jury in Criminal Trials


9. Conclusion

9.1 This consultation paper is the first time since the Thomson Committee that the operation and management of the jury in Scottish criminal trials has been examined in any detail. The jury is an integral part of our criminal justice system and jurors undertake an important civic duty. The Government would therefore welcome your views on the firm proposals and ideas that are contained within this consultation paper.