High Court of Justiciary

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High Court of Justiciary

the highest criminal court in and of Scotland. The Act of Union reserved criminal law to Scotland, so there is no appeal to the House of Lords. It is composed of Commissioners of Justiciary. The High Court goes on circuit. For trials, it comprises one judge and a jury of 15. Appeals can be heard by the High Court sitting as the court of criminal appeal.
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True, 72 percent of the women brought before the Justiciary Court were indicted for violent offences compared to only 40 percent of the men.
At one level, Fisher was a harmless kleptomaniac, (82) who had lived in south-west Scotland for years before he was finally prosecuted before the Justiciary Court. However, his behaviour had changed.
The gaoler's petition of December 1776 seems to have fallen on deaf ears, even if the Justiciary Court did provide two men to watch over Philip day and night until his trial.