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Sir Gerald Gordon: An Appreciation

Christopher Gane

in Essays in Criminal Law in Honour of Sir Gerald Gordon

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640706
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651450 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640706.003.0012
Sir Gerald Gordon: An Appreciation

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Nobody who knows anything about the criminal law of Scotland is unaware of the name of Sir Gerald Gordon, and no one reading this book can be in any doubt about the significance of Sir Gerald Gordon's contribution to criminal law and criminal justice in Scotland. But even those who are familiar with these branches of the law of Scotland may be forgiven for overlooking the sheer range of that contribution dating back more than fifty years. This chapter looks back at the condition of Scots criminal law, and especially its literature, prior to the publication of his Criminal Law and his assumption of the editorship of Renton and Brown's Criminal Procedure According to the Law of Scotland. It also examines the reaction to these works, especially the former, in the academy and amongst the legal profession.

Keywords: Scots criminal law; legal scholarship; criminal justice; Scotland

Chapter.  4908 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law

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