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Evaluation of the Impact of Bail Reforms on Summary Justice Reform -Research Findings

This report presents the findings from the Evaluation of the Impact of Bail Reforms on Summary Justice Reform. The research formed part of a wider package of work to evaluate Summary Justice Reform (SJR) in Scotland as a whole. The aim of the research was to evaluate how far the reforms to bail had met both their specific policy objectives as well as how far they had contributed to the overarching aims and objectives of SJR.


Footnotes

1. While the bail reforms had a specific objective to reduce breach of bail overall, the focus on failure to appear was a specific objective of this evaluation since it was considered most relevant to the SJR objective of effective court hearings.

2. When looking at both summary and solemn cases combined

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