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More Haste Less Speed? An Evaluation of the Fast Track Children's Hearings System

This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. In this podcast Professor Malcolm Hill talks about the fast track children's hearings system.

The Ethics and Practice of Electronically Monitoring Offenders

This podcast is part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series. Professor Mike Nellis talks about the ethics and practice of using electronic monitoring devices or tags on offenders..

Local Government in Scotland Act 2003

The Local Government in Scotland Act 2003 is intended to enable the delivery of public services which better meet the expectations of those who pay for and use them.

The Act contains provisions in relation to Best Value within local authorities; local authority trading powers; the Community Planning process; the promotion and improvement of well-being; and certain miscellaneous provisions concerned with local government.

Human Rights Act 1998

This Act brings the rights and freedoms of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) into UK jurisdiction.

Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004

This Act of Scottish Parliament outlines the legislation relating to vulnerable witnesses, such as children, who give evidence in either criminal or civil proceedings.

Introduction to restorative justice: a tutorial

Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behaviour. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. Restorative justice theory and programs have emerged over the past 20 years as an increasingly influential world-wide alternative to criminal justice practice. This tutorial provides an overview of the movement and of the issues that it raises.

Russian prison system; Western imprisonment (Radio 4 series: Thinking Allowed)

This episode of Radio 4's Thinking Allowed series includes two segments. In the first Laurie Taylor speaks to Dr Laura Piacentini about her new research on imprisonment in Russia which took her to prison colonies where she lived, shared vodka with the prison officers and listened to recitations of Alexander Pushkin's poetry. There, she discovered that contrary to expectations, the Russian penal system allowed prisoners certain freedoms denied them in British jails.

Ethical standards in public life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

This Act of Scottish Parliament is in seven parts.

Part 1 looks at codes of conduct for councillors, members of devolved public bodies, revisal of members' codes and the duties of councils and devolved public bodies.

Part 2 of the Act covers methods of enforcing the codes of conduct and investigating any claims which allege a code has been broken.

Part 3 contains general and miscellaneous provisions relating to Parts 1 and 2, including definitions of terms in the Act.

Part 4 details codes of conduct for members of other bodies.

Operation of the homeless persons legislation in Scotland: quarters ending 30 June and 30 September 2008 (including households in temporary accommodation at 31 December 2008)

This statistics release presents information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes up to the end of September 2008 and on households in temporary accommodation up to end December 2008.

The report updates annual analyses for 2007-08 and earlier years incorporating updated information received from councils since the last publication in September 2008. The purpose of this web only publication is to give an overview of key trends and features of homelessness applications in Scotland.

Local Governance (Scotland) Act 2004

This Act of Scottish Parliament is in three parts, covering local government elections, membership of local authorities, as well as a general section which looks at election expenses, ancillary provision and orders and regulations.