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Reforming Scots Criminal Law and Practice: Additional Safeguards Following the Removal of the Requirement for Corroboration: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Reforming Scots Criminal Law and Practice: Additional Safeguards Following the Removal of the Requirement for Corroboration: Analysis of Consultation Responses

Friday, June 21, 2013

ISBN: 9781782566625

Analysis conducted by Why Research of responses to a consultation seeking view on additional safeguards which may be required for the justice system in light of Lord Carloway's recommendation to remove the requirement for corroboration.

Executive Summary

An analysis of responses to the Scottish Government's consultation seeking views on proposals for additional safeguards which may be required in light of the recommendation in Lord Carloway's Review of Scots Criminal Law and Practice that the requirement for corroborative evidence should be removed. The proposals considered were: An increase to the jury majority required for a conviction; Widening of the trial judge's power to rule that there is no case to answer; and views were sought on the retention or abolition of the 'not proven' verdict.