In the Media

Police call for 24-hour court hearings

PUBLISHED April 13, 2005

Police are calling for the introduction of us-style 24-hour courts in scotland to run every day in line with their shifts.

Rudolph Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, pioneered the sittings as part of his zero tolerance policy on crime, and the scheme has been replicated in countries such as Singapore and Australia.
The Giuliani system in New York aims to bring accused persons before a judge within 24 hours, and the Manhattan Criminal Court is open all day, every day to deal with them.