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S274/275: A Double-Edged Shield

Lord Glennie’s opinion in the recent ‘CH’ appeal ([2020] HCJAC 43) highlights a conflict of judicial thinking, and legal opinion in general, with respect to the Scottish rape shield. Could it be that the real issue is a fundamental lack of trust in the ability of a jury to reach…

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Jury Centres in Cinemas - The Darker Side

David Lorimer, PhD candidate at Aberdeen Law School, takes a look at the acquittal rate in last year's Scottish Mock Jury Trials and what he calls the 'Hollywood Effect'.

Last year’s report on the Scottish Mock Jury Trials provided some complex and perplexing results. There were three convictions in the 32…

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Comment on JUSTICE Consultation on the Scottish Jury Research Findings

JUSTICE Scotland have now submitted their response to the Scottish Government on the recent Mock Jury Research findings. Whilst noting that the Research is an interesting piece of work, providing insight into the relationship between three unique elements of the Scottish jury system and the effect that these may have on jury decision making…

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Jury Research - A Game of Smoke and Mirrors?

An experienced risk consultant once told me that reporting on uncertain statistical analysis could end up being 'a game of smoke and mirrors'. During another project, a highly qualified computer science researcher advised me to always do 'a pencil and paper exercise' on expected inputs and outputs before embarking upon…

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Gillen: Realistic Reform or Missed Opportunity?

In this post, David Lorimer (PhD candidate) analyses a new Northern Irish report into reforming the law on serious sexual offences. Lorimer argues what is law for the accused should be law for the complainer.

The latest Gillen Report to the Criminal Justice Board on reform of the law on serious…

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