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Homicide cases decrease by 5%

According to Scotland’s Chief Statistician, the number of homicides committed in Scotland decreased from 5% in the year 2017-18 when compared to the same period in 2016-17. 59 murders were committed in the country in 2017-18, which is a significant decrease from 62 the previous year.

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Scotland experiences sharp rise in financial crime

According to Police Scotland’s Management Information Report, Scotland experienced an increase in financial crimes and incidents of fraud of over a third, when comparing the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 to the Q1 of last year.

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New Report Makes Recommendations for Disability and Criminal Law

A recent report published by the Criminal Justice Disability Project has made a number of exciting recommendations which could change practices in criminal law concerning those with disabilities.

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Court Service Acts to Recover Unpaid Fines

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has issued a reminder of the powers it has available to recover unpaid criminal fines

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Tackling Serious and Organised Crime in Glasgow

Police Scotland has announced a new initiative to tackle the activities of serious and organised crime groups in Glasgow, including drugs offences, fraud and cybercrime. 

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Police Back Initiative to Raise Awareness of Stalking

Police Scotland has announced that it is taking part in National Stalking Awareness Week, which is running from 16th – 20th April. 

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Government Announces New Measures to Tackle Sectarianism

The Minister for Community Safety & Legal Affairs, Annabelle Ewing, has announced that an independent working group is to be established to look at the scope for establishing a legal definition of ‘sectarianism’ in Scots Law - potentially making it easier for police and prosecutors to tackle sectarian related crimes

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Director Prosecuted for Falsifying Company Information

In an interesting case recently reported by Companies House, a company director has been fined for deliberately falsifying information about his firms in what is thought to be the first-ever conviction of its kind. 

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New Approach to Tackling Dangerous Driving

Police forces in England are taking part in an initiative that involves the use of a new HGV ‘supercab’ to tackle dangerous driving on motorways and major A roads. 

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Management of Offenders Bill Published

The Scottish Government has published its Management of Offenders Bill, which includes measures relating to new electronic monitoring technologies. 

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