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Publication - Consultation Paper

Pre-recording evidence of child and other vulnerable witnesses: consultation

Published: 29 Jun 2017
Part of:
Law and order
ISBN:
9781788510806

Consultation seeking views on proposed reforms to criminal law to address how pre-recorded evidence is taken from vulnerable witnesses.

24 page PDF

339.7kB

24 page PDF

339.7kB

Contents
Pre-recording evidence of child and other vulnerable witnesses: consultation
Footnotes

24 page PDF

339.7kB

Footnotes

1. Scottish Court Service - Evidence and Procedure Review (March 2015), page 13 paras 2.13 & 2.14.

2. https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/about-the-scottish-court-service/scs-news/2017/06/16/taking-child-and-vulnerable-witnesses-evidence-out-of-court

3. S271A(13A) of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995

4. The Advocates Gateway - Ground rules hearing and the fair treatment of vulnerable people in court - Toolkit 1 - 1 December 2016, http://www.theadvocatesgateway.org/images/toolkits/1-ground-rules-hearings-and-the-fair-treatment-of-vulnerable-people-in-court-2016.pdf

5. Section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act allows vulnerable and intimidated witnesses to video record their cross examination before the trial. The Ministry of Justice have published findings from a process evaluation of their initial pilots of s28, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/553335/process-evaluation-doc.pdf


Contact

Email: Lesley Bagha, prerecordedevidence@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG