Associate Professor in Law
Whitecross, R. W. (2013). Embedding PDP in the LLB. Edinburgh, Scotland: Higher Education Authority
Report on a Higher Education Authority Law Strategic Project.
Whitecross, R. W. (2010). Child Welfare Hearing Reports: A Scoping Study on the Commissioning, Preparation and Use of Bar Reports
A study of the use of Child Welfare Reports in Child Welfare Hearings in Scottish Sherifff Courts.
Whitecross, R. & Lindsay, C. (2017). Use and Implementation of OCR Chapter 33AA in Section 11 Order Proceedings. Edinburgh: Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
This report presents the findings of a small-scale study designed and undertaken by the researchers between October 2016 and February 2017. The research was commissioned by th...
Whitecross, R. (2017). Section 11 Orders and the " Abuse " Provisions. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), (269-275). doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0419. ISSN 1364-9809
Whitecross, R. (2017). Law, Tradition And Legitimacy Contesting Driglam Namzha. In Development Challenges in Bhutan, 115 - 134. Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47925-5_7. ISBN 978-3-319-47924-8
Whitecross, R. W. (2017). Law, "Tradition" and Legitimacy: Contesting Driglam Namzha. In J. D. Schmidt (Ed.), Development Challenges in Bhutan - Perspectives on Inequality and Gross National HappinessCham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47925-5_7
A critical examination of diglam namzha and the production of "tradition".
Whitecross, R. (in press). Thrimskhang and the Setting of Justice: the spatial evolution of the Bhutanese Court of Justice. In UnknownISBN Unknown
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Whitecross, R. (2016). Article 3 and Adption in and from India and Nepal. In Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 213 - 230. Cambridge University Press (CUP). ISBN 978-1-107-15825-2
Nepal has experienced an increase in intercountry adoption in recent years. Following the opening up of authorisation to arrange adoptions, the number of child centres offerin...
Whitecross, R. (2016). Innovation, entrepreneurship: learning lessons in uncertainty. In Innovations in Learning and TechnologyISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
What does it mean to teach innovation and entrepreneurship in professional degrees? The professions such as accountancy and law traditionally provide specialised knowledge and...
Whitecross, R. (2016). Teaching legal professionalism: a comparative study of teaching professional values and lessons for legal education. Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education. 11(1), 23. ISSN 1476-0401
The Legal Education and Training Review highlighted concerns across all sectors, from academics to practitioners over a lack of understanding of professionalism and ethics. Bu...
Whitecross, R. (2016). Child Welfare Hearing Reports. SCOLAG : Scottish Legal Action Group bulletin. ISSN 0264-8717
Whitecross, R. (2014). Buddhism and Constitutions in Bhutan. In Buddhism and Law: An Introduction, 350 - 367. Cambridge University Press (CUP). ISBN 978-0-521-51579-5
Introduction The subject of Buddhism and constitutionalism, or more specifically constitutions, presents us with a series of questions and challenges. As the other essays in t...
Levy, L., Santhkumaran, D., & Whitecross, R. W. (2014). What Works to Reduce Crime - A Survey of the Evidence. In What works to reduce crime - A survey of the evidenceThe Scottish Government
A systematic review of the available literature based on a logic model approach to crime reduction.
Whitecross, R. (2013). Separating Religions and Politics? Buddhism and the Bhutanese Constitution. In Thiruvengadam, A. K., Raghavan, V. & Khilnani, S. (Eds.). Comparative Constitutionalism in South Asia, 116 - 144. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 978-0-19-808176-0
This chapter investigates Bhutan's constitutional history up to the 2008 Constitution. It specifically reflects on the relationship between Buddhism, the new Constitution, and...
Whitecross, R. (2010). Intimacy, Loyalty and State Formation: The Spectre of the "Anti-National". In Kelly, T. & Thiranagama, S. (Eds.). Traitors: Suspicion, Intimacy, and the Ethics of State Building, 68-88. Penn State University Press. ISBN 978-0-8122-4213-3
On 19 April 1998, the Tiger’s Nest temple, in Taktshang, near Paro in western Bhutan, caught fire and was substantially destroyed. The destruction of this major Buddhist pilgr...
Whitecross, R. (2009). Keeping the Stream of Justice Clear and Pure: the Buddhicization of Bhutanese Law. In Griffiths, A., von Benda-Beckmann, K. & von Benda-Beckmann, F. (Eds.). The Power of Law in a Transnational World: Anthropological Enquiries, 199 - 215. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-84545-423-4
Whitecross, R. (2009). Migrants, Settlers and Refugees: Law and the Contestation of Citizenship in Bhutan. In von Benda-Beckmann, K. & von Benda-Beckmann, F. (Eds.). Spatializing Law: An Anthropological Geography of Law in Society, 57 - 74. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 978-0-7456-7291-3
Whitecross, R. W. (2008). Transgressing the Law: Karma, Theft and its punishment. Revue d'études tibétaines. 13, 45-74. ISSN 1768-2959
A historical, legal study of the concept of theft in Bhutanese religious and legal thought.
Whitecross, R. W. (2009). "Virtuous Beings"; The concept of tha damtshig and being a moral person in contemporary Bhutanese society. Himalaya, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies. 28, 71-82
Examination of the concept of tha damtshig in historical, and religious context.
Whitecross, R. W. & Ramdhony, A. Towards a Sustainable DBA Model at Edinburgh Napier University.. Poster presented at 2nd International Conference on Developments in Doctoral Education and Training, Universtiy of Oxford, Oxford. (Unpublished)
Whitecross, R. W. In the shadow of the Commonwealth: legal education and democratisation in Bhutan.. Paper presented at Commonwealth Law Legal Education 2015 Conference, Glasgow, Scotland. (Unpublished)
Bhutan, located to the north east of India is not part of the Commonwealth. However, during the early 20th century the British colonial administration developed close ties wit...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
In a series of four workshops, academics from a range of disciplines, policy-makers, and representatives from health and education authorities, local authorities and Third Sector organizations will be...
To explore legal professionals’ attitudes towards and perspectives on the provisions of s.11 (7A – E) by examining; - how the provisions are understood and implemented in practice by lawyers in the co...
Higher Education Office
The aim of the project will be to develop a model for the development of student PDPs incrementally during their undergraduate degree. The skills that students are expected to develop at present inclu...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...
The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how my research promo...