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Open letter about the Whole Life Custody draft proposal by Liam Kerr MSP

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Graham H & McNeill F (2019) Open letter about the Whole Life Custody draft proposal by Liam Kerr MSP. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) News [Blog Post] 26.08.2019. https://www.sccjr.ac.uk/news-events/news/an-open-letter-about-the-whole-life-custody-draft-proposal-by-liam-kerr-msp/

Abstract
We oppose the draft proposal of a Whole Life Custody (Scotland) Bill by Scottish Conservative MSP and party Justice Spokesperson Liam Kerr. In our assessment, it is as regressive and problematic in principle as it would prove to be in practice. This Open Letter acts as a written submission to the Member's Consultation on this proposed Bill.

Keywords
Life sentences; prison; sentencing; parole; Criminology; Law; human rights

Type of mediaBlog Post
StatusPublished
Publication date26/08/2019
Publication date online23/08/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/32782
PublisherScottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR)
Publisher URLhttps://www.sccjr.ac.uk/…y-liam-kerr-msp/