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Associate Professor in Law
Levy, L., Santhkumaran, D., & Whitecross, R. W. (2014). What Works to Reduce Crime - A Survey of the Evidence. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
A systematic review of the available literature based on a logic model approach to crime reduction.
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.
Royal Society of Edinburgh
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament. This project involves the creation of a workshop series about law-making for children and their families by the Sco...
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...
Whitecross, R. W. (2015, April). In the shadow of the Commonwealth: legal education and democratisation in Bhutan. Paper presented at Commonwealth Law Legal Education 2015 Conference, Glasgow, Scotland
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...
Whitecross, R. W., & Ramdhony, A. (2015, March). 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
Whitecross, R. (2018). " Like a pot without a handle": Law, Meaning and Practice in Medieval Bhutan. Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie, 26,
No abstract available.
Whitecross, R. (2018). Thrims khang and the Setting of Justice: the spatial evolution of the Bhutanese Court of Justice. In S. Kumagai (Ed.), Buddhism, Culture and Society in BhutanNepal: Vajra Books/ Vajra Publications
Whitecross, R. W. (2017). Of Texts and Drama: Delivering Justice in Bhutan. Buddhism, Law & Society, 2,
This paper presents a short history of the development of legal texts in Bhutan with some analysis of how the later texts reflect the globalized language of the rule of law re...
Whitecross, R. W. (2017). Section 11 Orders and the “Abuse” Provisions: Family Lawyers’ Experience and Understanding of Section 11(7A)-(7E). Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), 269-275. https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2017.0419
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 Happiness, 115-134. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47925-5_7
During the 1990s, the High Court of Justice played a significant role in the promotion of Bhutanese culture, intertwining the development of the Bhutanese legal system with Bh...
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), 3-25
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...
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...
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 aim of this thesis is to demonstrate how my research promo...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is impor...