The Future of the Police Service in Modern Scotland

Monday 16 November | 19-20:30

Panel Event / Author Reading Adults

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Join us for a fantastic event focussing on the future of the Police service in Scotland. We will be discussing three books recently published that all contribute to the debate:

  • Ruxton the first Modern Murder by Tom Wood, a former Deputy Chief Constable in Lothian, focuses on Scotland’s particular use of the expertise of its Universities’ world-renowned Forensic Science Departments in altering the way crimes are solved.
  • Cuddies Strip by Rob McInroy explores through fiction a famous Perth murder and demonstrates its contemporary resonances including police bias and bigotry, and the discriminatory almost misogynistic treatment of women by the criminal justice system.
  • The Ten Per Cent by Simon McLean, is a frank and thought-provoking look at the police service in a changing Scotland from his time as a Constable in Highlands and Islands of Argyll; to the culmination in the Serious Crime Squad at the cutting edge of keeping Scotland safe by bringing down the most serious criminals by whatever means necessary.

There will be presentations from all three authors and the opportunity for the audience to ask questions and engage in discussion. Ringwood’s staff will build an audience using quotes, excerpts and video clips from the books and the authors.

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This event is not organised by Scottish Book Trust therefore we cannot accept any responsibility for its delivery or content.


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