Evaluation of the Reforms to Summary Criminal Legal Assistance and Disclosure

Paul Bradshaw, Clare Sharp, Pete Duff, Cyrus Tata, Monica Barry, Mary Munro, Paul McCrone

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This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the changes to disclosure and
summary criminal legal assistance (SCLA)1 introduced under Summary Justice
Reform (SJR). The overall aim of SJR is the establishment of a summary justice
system which is: fair to the accused, victims and witnesses; effective in deterring and punishing offenders; efficient in the use of time and resources; and quick and simple in delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Commissioning bodyScottish Goverment
Number of pages108
ISBN (Electronic)9781780458977
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameSocial Research Series
PublisherScottish Government
ISSN (Electronic)2045-6964


  • legal aid
  • access to justice
  • criminal justice
  • disclosure of prosecution evidence
  • summary justice reform


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