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The Criminal Justice committee is calling for views on the Victims, Witnesses, and Justice Reform (Scotland) Bill, which includes proposals for a pilot of juryless trials. The Scottish government bill aims to improve the experiences of complainers and witnesses within Scotland’s justice system

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Here is your starter for 10. What do the following have in common: “Moorov, concert, fraud.” Cases involving these elements may cause more difficulty for jurors than say, a straight-forward assault. Whatever the complexity, we do allow the most difficult cases to be dealt with by a jury,

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The voices of victims and their families should be heard at prisoners’ parole hearings, but only to a limited extent, the Faculty of Advocates has suggested. A “victim personal statement” could be part of a dossier for consideration by the Parole Board for Scotland, although the ro

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