Dean looking forward to working with ministers on justice reform proposals

07 Sep


The Dean of Faculty, Gordon Jackson, QC, has commented on the Scottish Government’s 2016-17 programme, announced by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Mr Jackson said: “Much of the Scottish Government’s programme for justice is to be welcomed, for example the realisation that short prison sentences are counterproductive, and hopefully alternative community disposals will not only be suggested but properly resourced.

“Attempts to modernise the system are also positive, and we all share the principles of a system which serves the people of Scotland and is both accessible and affordable.

“As always, the devil will be in the detail and I look forward to the Faculty’s working with the Government in a very constructive way.”