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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.
Barnes Macfarlane, L. (2018). Patrick v Patrick and Re A letter to a Young Person : Judicial Letters to Children – an Unannounced, but not an Unwelcome, Development. Edinburgh Law Review, 22(1), 101-107. https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2018.0458
"A letter", Nietzsche once wrote, "is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises". Given the extremely personal nature of many family law judgments, it is r...
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. & 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. (2016). Article 3 and Adoption in and from India and Nepal
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...