Jury research - engagement events: summary of discussions

Summary of discussions at jury research engagement events.

Annex A - List of engagement events

Victims Groups

Session with survivors facilitated by Rape Crisis Scotland

Law Society and Rape Crisis Scotland roundtable discussion

Attendees included representatives from the third sector - Victim Support Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Break the Silence, Manda and Speak Out Survivors, as well as legal and academic stakeholders from the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the Scottish Sentencing Council and the Faculty of Advocates

Regional events

Primarily defence with some attendance from prosecutors, third sector and academia, held in the following locations:

  • Dundee
  • Ayr
  • Edinburgh
  • Inverness
  • Aberdeen
  • Glasgow


3 separate sessions with sheriffs held in:

  • Dundee
  • Inverness
  • Aberdeen

Senators of the College of Justice

Single stakeholder sessions

Royal Faculty of Procurators

Faculty of Advocates

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service


(former) Dean of the Faculty of Advocates

Professors Fiona Leverick, James Chalmers and Vanessa Munro

Miscarriages of Justice Organisation (MOJO)

Equality and Human Rights Commission

People with experience of experience of criminal justice system


Written submission

Justice Scotland – written submission


Email: JuryResearch@gov.scot

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