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Learning disability, autism and the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act

McKay, Colin; Connolly, Moira; Williams, Fionnuala; Warwick, Mike; Macleod, Callum


Moira Connolly

Fionnuala Williams

Mike Warwick

Callum Macleod


This paper aims to investigate the use of Part VI of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 (CPSA) for people with Learning Disability (LD) and/or Autism. This is in the context of a recent review commissioned by the Scottish Government into whether the provisions in the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (MHA) meet the needs of these groups which would also affect associated legislation such as CPSA.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 7, 2020
Online Publication Date Aug 20, 2020
Publication Date Aug 20, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 11, 2022
Print ISSN 2044-1282
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 5
Article Number 3
Keywords Intellectual disability, criminal procedure, detention, criminal justice, forensic, mental health law, learning disability, autism
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