John Scott QC delivers 2014 Sacro Lecture

Written by
Alan Mairs
John Scott delivers Sacro Lecture 2014

John Scott QC delivered this year's Sacro lecture to a wide-ranging audience in the University of Edinburgh's Playfair Library.

In his lecture, Restorative Practices and the Heart of the Criminal Justice System, John Scott offered a human rights analysis of restorative justice as a means of having both victims and offenders at the heart of the criminal justice system.

Over recent years there has been much talk of redressing the balance in the criminal justice system, with Ministers having said often that legislation and policies are aimed at placing victims at the heart of the justice system. This talk suggested that such claims are often questionable, but that one key exception is where restorative practices are employed.

A transcript of the lecture is now available.

An audio version is also available on our YouTube channel