September 27th 2017 | University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre

2016 event review

Digital Justice 2016

Holyrood's Digital Justice 2016 conference explored advanced analytics and their applications in the justice sector, as well as Body Worn Video Cameras, online mediation tools and the advantages of video link testimonies over in-court appearances.

These digital innovations are not without its challenges and those were examined in detail at the event. 

Digital Justice Scotland 2016 built on the success of our two two events in 2015, which included Civil Justice, combining the two programmes to create one unmissable digital justice event tailored to both criminal and civil justice professionals.

Themes covered on the day included:

  • Widening access to justice - opening update from Scottish Government
  • From Capture to Courtroom: Digital Evidence Management
  • 21st Century Court - Using the Scottish Civil Courts Review and the Digital Justice Strategy as catalysts for change
  • Priorities for modernisation in Scottish Courts
  • Case Management Systems : A customer focussed service design approach
  • Body worn cameras
  • Policing Scotland in a digital age
  • The digital future of Police Scotland
  • Increasing the use of technology in courts
  • Electronic monitoring and offenders
  • Using technology to empower and support victims of crime

Keynote speakers included:

  • Neil Rennick, Director for Justice, The Scottish Government
  • The Rt Hon Leonna Dorrian, Lord Justice Clerk of Scotland, Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
  • Calum Steele, General Secretary, Scottish Police Federation
  • Martin Leven, Director of ICT, Police Scotland
  • Stuart Munro, Director; Head of Criminal Litigation & Inquiries Practice Area, Livingstone Brown
  • James Maybee, Principal Officer, Criminal Justice Services, The Highland Council
  • Susan Gallagher, Acting Chief Executive, Victim Support Scotland

Delegates from last year included:

  • Head of Access to Justice
  • Prisoner Records System Manager
  • Principal Inspector
  • Head of Programmes
  • Head of Electronic Records Unit
  • Director of IT
  • Planning, Performance & Communications Officer
  • Helpline Development Officer
  • Head of Strategy and Delivery Division
  • IT Manager
  • Procurator Fiscal Depute
  • Legal Services Manager
  • Contracts and Bid Coordinator

Feedback from our delegates

  • A worthwhile use of my time. I left the conference wiser than when I went in.

         -   Allan Woods, MAPPA Manager, SWSCJA

  • Excellent venue, excellent management of timing of sessions. Input from the speakers was extremely interesting and covered many areas.

         -   Sharon Edwin, Operations Manager, Community Safety Glasgow

  • Excellent conference that highlighted a lot of the issues surrounding digital Justice and some of the processes underway to make some of our public services more tech savvy...

         -   Jim Watson, Communications and Information Coordinator,Positive Prison? Positive Futures

  • It was very interesting to hear from those stakeholders responsible for shaping and realising the Digital Justice Strategy. Using digital innovation to make services better for citizens - rather than just digitising existing processes.

    Rachel Dowle, Content Manager, Online Services, Scottish Government