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“William Roughead (1870-1952): Writer on Scottish Criminal Trial.”

Blake, Leslie (2004) “William Roughead (1870-1952): Writer on Scottish Criminal Trial.” In: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, p. 136.

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Abstract

This biographical article is based on research in the Scottish Record Office and in the volumes of the Notable British Trials series. Oscar Slater liked to describe himself as “the Scottish Dreyfus”, but Leslie Blake points out that it is more accurate to describe Detective Lieutenant Trench, who ruined his career by his determination to see Slater’s conviction for murder re-investigated, as the “Scottish Colonel Picquart”. Unfortunately, Trench (who died in 1919) did not live to see the quashing of Slater’s conviction by the newly-established appeal court in 1929.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: A summary of the article is provided here; the full text of this article is available to subscribers to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Law
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:10
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 15:32
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/583

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