Prosecutors, Juries, Judges and Punishment in Early Nineteenth-Century Scotland

Riggs, Paul T.
November 2012
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2012, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p166
Academic Journal
The article discusses the history of justice administration in early 19th century Scotland. An overview of the criminal procedure in which criminals receive punishment, or sentencing, including the differentiation among genders, judicial discretion in this regard and sentencing guidelines, is provided. The Scottish prosecution system, including Scottish criminal law, juries, judges and prosecutors, is discussed. An overview of capital punishment in Scotland, including public opinion of it and its reduction throughout the early 19th century, is also provided.


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