The Scottish Criminal Jury: A Very Peculiar Institution

  title={The Scottish Criminal Jury: A Very Peculiar Institution},
  author={P. Duff},
  journal={Law and contemporary problems},
  • P. Duff
  • Published 1999
  • Political Science
  • Law and contemporary problems
One of the benefits of the comparative study of legal institutions is that it exposes the extent to which they are shaped by contingency as well as by logic or principle. What is regarded in one jurisdiction as the only possible or acceptable way of doing something is often revealed to be pure preconception. In other words, the comparative study of law can act as a balance to the unconscious ethnocentrism often displayed in legal and political ideology. For this reason, the Scottish criminal… Expand
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