Here Mary Munro talks about a new book she edited with Hazel Croall and Gerry Mooney, entitled 'Criminal Justice in Scotland'. The book was published in December 2010, for further details see routledge.com/books/details/9781843927853/.
In this clip Mary talks about some of the key themes and issues explored in the book:
1) Distinctiveness: Is Scottish criminal justice distinctive and if so, what has the impact of devolution been?
2) Welfarism: Does Scottish criminal justice demonstrate more welfarist and humane values?
3) Inequalities: Can we discuss criminal justice in Scotland without exploring social justice and inequalities?
Mary Munro is a freelance researcher and criminology lecturer. She also runs the daily news and information service - cjscotland.co.uk.