PRISONS, PRISONERS & PAROLE 2ND EDITION DOUGLAS THOMSON • • • •
How do people get into prison? What happens when they are inside, and on release? How might a prisoner be granted parole? What avenues are open for prisoner complaints?
Douglas Thomson answers these questions with specific reference to relevant legislation and case law, ensuring you have the trusted, daily guidance you need.
PRISONS, PRISONERS & PAROLE 2ND EDITION DOUGLAS THOMSON This is the only current text dedicated to prisons law in Scotland, and there has never been a more relevant point to publish. Since the previous edition in 2007, two prisons have closed and two opened, with four more scheduled for replacement. There has been substantial legislative change in this time, with the parole board altering its practices and procedures, and several high profile issues such as prisoner votes and use of telephones in prison having been considered by the civil courts. This essential new text shines a light on these concerns and provides guidance through them for solicitors and counsel, social workers and those with an interest in criminology and penology; and of course the parole board themselves. You can have the answers you need, with detailed explanation from an expert author. Whether you require clarification on the PSS system of supervision classifications and prison complaints procedure, or advice on sentencing practice this is the ideal trusted tool to ensure you have the up-to-date information you need.
YOUR 30-DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE Our customer promise means that if you are not totally satisfied with the goods you have ordered you are protected under our 30-day satisfaction guarantee. As long as the goods are returned within the 30-day period, in good resaleable condition and according to our returns procedure, your order will be cancelled and you will owe nothing or will be refunded the price of the goods. Applicable in UK and Europe only. To order, call 0845 600 9355 or complete and return the order form.
Key areas covered include:
• An analysis of Parole Board practice
• The Development of Imprisonment in Scotland
• The major reform of the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 - including the law governing release on Home Detention Curfew
• Admission into Prison
• Recommendations and changes as a result of the report of the Scottish Prisons Commission in 2008 • The operation of the Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011
• Basic Structures and Personnel of the Scottish Prison Service • Daily Life in Prison • Testing for Drugs and Alcohol, Searching and Disciplinary Offences • Day Release, Compassionate Release and Release other than on Licence • Parole and Non-Parole Licence
• The growing use of litigation to address prisoners’ perceived grievances
• Life Prisoners and Punishment Parts
Key cases covered include:
• Conclusions and Looking to the Future
• Boyle v HMA and Gemmell v HMA Sentencing discounts
• The Life Prisoner Tribunal System • Recall and Re-release
• Petch and Foye v HMA Discretionary life sentences • Potter v Scottish Ministers, Somerville v Scottish Ministers, Laidlaw v Parole Board for Scotland - Civil litigation by prisoners
It is important to feel confident in your access to the answers and guidance that you need. This 2nd edition of Prisons, Prisoners & Parole supplies it. Douglas Thomson is a practising criminal solicitor advocate with McArthur Stanton, Dumbarton and former legal member of the Parole Board for Scotland Publishing April 2013
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY
VISIT sweetandmaxwell.co.uk EMAIL TRLUKI.firstname.lastname@example.org CALL 0845 600 9355 (UK) +44 (0)1264 388560 (INTERNATIONAL)
QUOTING REFERENCE 120407A
Complete in BLOCK CAPITALS and BLACK INK PLEASE SEND ME THE FOLLOWING: Qty
Prison, Prisoners & Parole 2nd Edition
Order Source No.: 1240701A
Delivery charges are not made for titles supplied to mainland UK. Non-mainland UK please add £4/€5 per delivery. Europe – please add £10/€13 for first item, £2.50/€3 for each additional item. Rest of World – please add £30/€38 for first item, £15/€19 for each additional item.
HOW TO PLACE YOUR ORDER
PERSONAL / ORGANISATIONAL DETAILS
Please quote Order Source No. (above)
Firm/Organisation: Address: Job Title:
EMAIL TRLUKI.email@example.com (UK) TRLUKI.INTLorders@thomsonreuters.com (International)
PHONE 0845 600 9355 (UK) +44 (0)1264 388560 (International)
Postcode: Telephone: Fax:
FAX +44 (0)20 7393 8051
POST Orders, Thomson Reuters, FREEPOST, PO Box 1000 Andover SP10 9AH, UK
PAYMENT OPTIONS Using my Account No.:
Please charge my credit card:
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Start Date: D | D | M | M | Y | Y | Expiry Date: | D | D | M | M | Y | Y | Issue No. (Switch/Maestro only): | | | | Card No.:
Card Billing Address: (if different from above)
I enclose a cheque payable to Thomson Reuters All goods are subject to our 30 day Satisfaction Guarantee (applicable to EU customers only). All orders are accepted subject to the terms of this order form, our Terms of Trading (see www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk) and relevant Service Terms (with the product if not already supplied to customer). By submitting this order form I confirm that I accept these terms and I am authorised to sign on behalf of the customer.
(001) V9 (01.2013) / AB / KG / --
Print name: Our VAT No. is GB 900 5487 43 and our Irish VAT No. is IE 9513874E. For customers in an EU member state (except UK & Ireland) please supply your VAT number :
|D |D |M |M |Y |Y
Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited – Legal Business (Company No. 1679046). 100 Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3PF. Registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Aldgate House, 33 Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1DL. Trades using various trading names, a list of which is posted on its website at sweetandmaxwell.co.uk Thomson Reuters (Professional) UK Limited is a registered data controller under number Z7602050. Your information will be added to the marketing database and will not be given to third parties without your prior consent. Your information will be used to send you relevant marketing and informational material on our products and services. If you do not wish to receive information about products and services from the following please tick the relevant box[es] Sweet & Maxwell W Green Incomes Data Services Round Hall For a detailed privacy statement, a copy, or correction of your information please write to Marketing Information, 100 Avenue Road, London NW3 3PF, call 0207 393 7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org UK VAT is charged on all applicable sales at the prevailing rate except in the case of sales to Ireland where Irish VAT will be charged on all applicable sales at the prevailing rate. Customers outside of the EU will not be charged UK VAT. The price charged to customers, irrespective of any prices quoted, will be the price specified in our price list current at the time of despatch of the goods, as published on our website unless the order is subject to a specific offer or discount in which case special terms may apply. Rates, prices, delivery charges, discounts, dates and other information are subject to change at anytime without prior notice. Goods will normally be despatched within 3-5 working days of availability. “Thomson Reuters” and the Thomson Reuters logo are trademarks of Thomson Reuters and its affiliated companies.
Published on May 29, 2013