Scotland and the alternative disposal: Thinking differently?

McManus, Dan (2021) Scotland and the alternative disposal: Thinking differently? LL.M(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Since its introduction to Scotland, the system of alternatives to prosecution has grown significantly both in terms of use and in the widening of available alternative measures. Despite this, there has been very little research carried out on alternative measures in Scotland.

What will follow is a comparative study of the Scottish system with the system of the Netherlands. Prior to recent changes, the Netherlands’ system operated a model similar to that of Scotland but now operates a significantly more comprehensive range of alternatives to court prosecutions.

It is concluded that alternatives to prosecution are imperative in a rounded justice system, but there are areas of development that may be feasible to improve the system in Scotland. In addition, recommendations are made for such improvements to the current system in Scotland and there is identification of areas for further research.

Item Type: Thesis (LL.M(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Supervisor's Name: McPherson, Dr. Rachel
Date of Award: 2021
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2021-82435
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2021 10:13
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 10:14
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82435
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82435

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