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Homicide Law in Scotland - Reform
Homicide in Scotland, Main Page

In April 2005, Scottish Executive
Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson announced the establishment of an
expert group on corporate homicide. The Group’s remit is:

"To review the law in Scotland on corporate liability for culpable homicide and to submit a report to the Minister of Justice by the summer, taking into account the proposals recently published by the Home Secretary."

To download the report of the expert report
To read summary of key proposals of the expert group and CCA comment
CCA Initial Comment

The Expert Group requested groups to provide written evidence to the Group

To read CCA’s evidence to the Expert Group.
To download the letter sent out to groups, click here
To see other people's evidence to the committee, click here

The Expert Group is chaired by Richard Scott, Head of Criminal Justice Division at the Executive. Members are:

Ian Tasker - Health and Safety Officer, Scottish Trades Union Congress
Professor Russel Griggs - non executive director of the IMES Group who specialises in onshore and offshore health and safety issues. Representing the Confederation of British Industry
John Downie - Scottish Parliamentary Office, Federation of Small Businesses
Jim Brisbane - Deputy Crown Agent, Crown Office
Michael Clancy - Director of Legal Reform at the Law Society
Patrick McGuire - STUC legal advisor on issues related to corporate killing and solicitor with legal firm Thompsons
Stewart Campbell - Director, Health and Safety Executive Scotland
Dave Whyte - lecturer at Stirling University with particular interest in workplace safety crimes.
Hazel Croall, Professor of Criminology at Glasgow Caledonian University, an expert on white collar and economic crime
Karen Gillon, MSP

To read about the law of manslaughter in England/Wales, click here
To read about the investigation of manslaughter in England/Wales, click here
To see details of manslaughter prosecutions in England/Wales, Click Here
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Page last updated on December 11, 2006