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Professor Neil Hutton


Personal statement

I joined the Law School at Strathclyde in 1990 as a Lecturer and was appointed to a Chair in Criminal Justice in 2001. My main research interests are in sentencing. I was a leading member of the team which designed and implemented a Sentencing Information System for the High Court in Scotland between 1993 and 2002. I have also conducted funded research on public knowledge of sentencing in Scotland and on the production and use of Social Enquiry Reports. I have been a member of the Visiting Committee for Barlinnie Prison, a board member of SACRO and between 2003 and 2006 a member of the Sentencing Commissipon for Scotland. I have acted as an advisor for the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament and submitted evidence to this committee.

I served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences between 2005 and 2009. I currently teach criminology and penology at undergraduate and post graduate level and  superivise five PhD candidates.


Visible and invisible sentencing
Hutton Neil
Modernization of the Criminal Justice Chain and the Judicial Systemius gentium Vol 50, (2016)
Sentencing as a cultural practice
Hutton Neil
Encyclopedia of criminology and criminal justiceEncyclopedia of criminology and criminal justice, (2014)
The definitive guideline on assault offences : the performance of justice
Hutton Neil
Sentencing GuidelinesSentencing Guidelines, (2013)
From intuition to database : translating justice
Hutton Neil
Theoretical Criminology Vol 17, pp. 109-128, (2013)
Les rapports présentenciels et leur réception par les juridictions pénales : rune echerche écossaise
Tata Cyrus, Burns Nicola, Halliday Simon, Hutton Neil, Mcneill Fergus
Actualite Juridique Penal, pp. 395-401, (2011)
A sentencing exception? Changing sentencing policy in Scotland
Hutton Neil, Tata Cyrus
Federal Sentencing Reporter Vol 22, pp. 272-278, (2010)

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