Presumption Of Innocence

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Young people need additional support and protection in the criminal justice system because they are more susceptible to pleading guilty when innocent, a new study argues.   The study says differences in children’s brains, which affect their sensitivity to pressure and rewards, and di

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A renewed attack on trial by jury in Scotland has been met with scorn from lawyers. A "cross-justice" group led by the Lord Justice Clerk, Lady Dorrian, has proposed a pilot of juryless rape trials in what represents the latest attempt to remove juries from sexual offences cases.

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Defence solicitor Gordon Ritchie charts the decline of Scotland's justice system and respect for the rights of the accused. As I approach the 30th anniversary of my admission as a solicitor, and contemplate a retirement into the great unknown of pipe and slippers, I considered the changes in law and

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UK government talks on how to deal with problems of evidence disclosure have excluded victims of miscarriages of justice, according to a campaigner. Liam Allan was on bail for two years after he was wrongly charged with rape and sexual assault, The Times reports.

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The impact of budget cuts on the criminal justice system in England and Wales is set to be highlighted in cinemas across the UK in a new advert for The Secret Barrister's book. The anonymous lawyer's book, The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken, was reviewed in Scottish L

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