Back to RJ Archive

Rethinking criminal justice in Scotland: Report of the Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice

Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice, J. M
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Edinburgh: Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice.

This Consortium consists of a number of organizations in Scotland experienced in criminal justice issues relating to corrections, victims, community safety, and human rights. It came together in 1998 to promote informed public debate about crime and criminal justice. Favoring a restorative justice approach, the Consortium had these goals in view: reducing offending; increasing community safety; treating victims of crime fairly; enhancing civil liberties; and increasing the effectiveness of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This report covers the following topics: crime, criminal justice, and juvenile justice in relation to the community; the interface between the social welfare approach and the formal justice approach in juvenile justice; safe and just communities; and justice in a human rights context. Annexes supplement the report with information on women and offending, justifications for imprisonment, and responses to known offenders.


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now