Scottish jury research: findings from a mock jury study

The study is the first mock jury research to consider the unique nature of the Scottish jury system with 15 jurors, three verdicts and a simple majority.

Annex K - Remit and membership of the Research Advisory Group

The remit of the Research Advisory Group was to:

  • Monitor general progress of the research;
  • Provide a forum for collaborative issues resolution;
  • Keep policy and key stakeholders informed and provide an opportunity for them to discuss the research directly with the researchers;
  • Provide a forum for researchers to explain the potential and the limits of the research;
  • Assist researchers by providing advice, contacts, introductions and access to data where relevant;
  • Advise, when appropriate, on technical (e.g. legal) aspects of the research;
  • Advise on the content and presentation of the research reports;
  • Provide feedback on interim and final reports (quality control);
  • Advise on an appropriate dissemination strategy.

The membership of the Research Advisory Group was:

  • Willie Cowan, Deputy Director Criminal Justice (Chair)
  • Lesley Bagha, Head of Criminal Justice Reform & Licensing Unit (Deputy Chair)
  • Karen Auchincloss, Criminal Justice Reform Team Leader (Policy Lead)
  • Tamsyn Wilson, Senior Researcher, Justice Analytical Services (SG Contract Manager) / Catherine Bisset, Principal Researcher, Justice Analytical Services (SG Contract Manager)
  • Kay McCorquodale, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
  • Sheriff Duff, Judicial Institute
  • Lord Turnbull
  • John Scullion QC, Faculty of Advocates
  • Anthony McGeehan, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
  • Michael Walker, Law Society of Scotland
  • Lorraine Murray, Ipsos Mori (Deputy Managing Director)
  • Rachel Ormston, Ipsos Mori (Research Director)
  • Professor Fiona Leverick, University of Glasgow
  • Professor James Chalmers, University of Glasgow
  • Professor Vanessa Munro, University of Warwick

Source data availability is subject to consideration of legal, data protection and ethical factors.



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