Prisons and imprisonment in Scotland

Jacqueline Tombs, Laura Piacentini

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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. The book considers the extent to which Scottish crime and criminal justice is being affected both by devolution as well as the wider pressures resulting from globalization, Europeanisation and new patterns of migration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCriminal Justice in Scotland
    Place of PublicationCullompton
    PublisherWillan Publishing
    ISBN (Print)9781843927853
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


    • Scotland
    • imprisonment
    • criminology
    • prison system
    • social justice


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