Prof Peter Duff
Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Aberdeen
Peter has written and published extensively on criminal justice, procedure and evidence. Along with Professor Neil Hutton of Strathclyde University, he was editor of Criminal Justice in Scotland (Ashgate, 1999). His articles have appeared in the British Journal of Crimininology, Criminal Law Review, Edinburgh Law Review, International Journal of Evidence and Proof, Juridical Review and the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies. Additionally, he isa frequent contributor to the Scots Law Times.
Peter has carried out many research projects funded by the Scottish Executive, including on reforms to High Court Procedure (enacted in the Criminal Procedure (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2004) and on the pilot scheme on Victim Statements. Previous projects include bail, adjournments in criminal cases in the sheriff courts, psychiatric diversion and fiscal fines. These were all published by the Scottish Office (as it then was).
In 1999 he was appointed as one of the first members of the new Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigates alleged miscarriages of justice, and was a Commissioner until 2007. He was also a member of the McInnes Committee on Summary Criminal Justice, which sat in 2002-2003.