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Archive for November, 2013

Road Safety Charity Calls For Scottish Drivers To Stop Using Mobile Phones In Cars
Campaigners have urged Scottish motorists to switch off their mobile phones when driving in a bid to improve general road safety. Statistics reveal that almost 85,000 drivers in Scotland have been given points for talking on their phones while driving. These figures...
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Senior Judge Presents Plans For Change In Sentencing Guidelines
A senior Scottish judge has announced that Scotland's justice system should take a more civilised approach to sentencing, and place more weight on rehabilitation rather than retribution. Currently, judges are not entitled to determine what rehabilitation measures can be...
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Annual Scottish Policing Report Released
The 2012/2013 Scottish Policing Performance Framework (SPPF) report revealed 809,483 crimes and offences for the final year of the eight regional police forces. According to Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, this is the lowest number recorded in nearly four decades, noting...
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Lord Hope Voices Concern Over Proposed Corroboration Abolition
Lord Hope of Craighead, former deputy president of the UK Supreme Court and Lord Justice General of Scotland until 1996, has raised concerns over plans to abolish a critical safeguard in Scottish law. His fear relates to the proposed removal of corroboration, which could...
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