Excerpt from the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland.

"Kindness in court: who cares?"

Author: Iain Smith (criminal defence lawyer at Keegan Smith, Livingston, a core member of West Lothian ACEs Hub, and a trustee of Aid & Abet)

Scotland has an enviable reputation for being a country with a compassionate heart. As a nation, we have been at the forefront of a recent upsurge in understanding of the biological science of the impact of childhood trauma on the developing brain, gaining an awareness of adverse childhood experiences (“ACEs”).

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