Sexual violence campaigners demand change as study finds current system may push jurors towards acquittal

Sexual violence campaigners have renewed calls to abolish the controversial Scottish verdict of not proven as the UK’s largest ever study of jury behaviour reveals that the availability of this verdict may push more jurors towards acquittal before they have even discussed the evidence.

Welcoming the landmark research, Scotland’s justice secretary, Humza Yousaf, said whether to move from a three- to a two-verdict system was central to further consultation on reform.

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