Gender, crime and criminal justice in Scotland

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Book abstract: The existence of the separate criminal jurisdiction in Scotland is ignored by most criminological texts purporting to consider crime and criminal justice in 'Britain' or the 'UK'. This book offers a critically-informed analysis and understanding of crime and criminal justice in contemporary Scotland. It considers key areas of criminal justice policy making in Scotland; in particular the extent to which criminal justice in Scotland is increasingly divergent from other UK jurisdictions as well as pressures that may lead to convergences in particular areas, for instance, in relation to trends in youth justice and penal policy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Justice in Scotland
EditorsH. Croall, G. Mooney , M. Munro
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherWillan Publishing
ISBN (Print)9781843927860
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • law
  • Scotland
  • gender and crime
  • criminal justice
  • criminology


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