Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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The Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016 was given Royal Assent on January 13, 2016. Part 1 of the Act commenced on January 25, 2018. This Act replaces all legislation regarding arrest for criminal offences. It repeals detention, provides a single power of arrest and ehances the rights of people in police custody to legal advice. For the purpose of the Act, a younger child is anyone under age 16, or age 16 and 17 and subject to a Compulsory Supervision Order (CSO), and an older child is age 16-17 and not subject to a CSO. 'Child' below refers to all children under age 18.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2018


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  • criminal Justice
  • scotland
  • child offenders

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