Citation 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) [https://www.sccjr.ac.uk/news-events/news/an-open-letter-about-the-whole-life-custody-draft-proposal-by-liam-kerr-msp/] 23.08.2019. 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