murder

This bulletin is part of a series of bulletins produced by the Scottish Government on the criminal justice system. It presents statistics on the crimes of homicides recorded by the police in Scotland in the period 2000-01 to 2009-10, incorporating information as known at 13 December
2010.

The bulletin includes all crimes of murder and culpable homicide but excludes cases of causing death by dangerous driving and causing death by careless driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

This is the full Report of the Public Inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie by Lord Laming. The Report investigates the events surrounding Victoria's last few months and examines the local social services arrangements involved in the case. It reviews the lack of good practice and gross failure of the system in this case and makes recommendations with regard to improvements at national and local level.

Section of the UK Parliament website holding the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee's report on knife crime, it's causes, consequences and what can be done to reduce and prevent it.

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at how the Yorkshire Ripper's crimes affected the 25 children he left motherless. Almost 30 years ago, a young woman went missing in the early hours of the morning. When they found her body, only yards away from the house where her four young children had been sleeping, the police were yet to realise they had a serial killer in their midst. Wilma McCann was the first victim of Peter Sutcliffe who became known as the Yorkshire Ripper.

Paper examining research concerned with adult and youth violent offending with the aim of increasing awareness of the salient issues amongst social work practitioners and those interested from a policy perspective.

This report sets out the findings of the Cullen Inquiry following the shootings at Dunblane Primary School by Thomas Hamilton on 13 March 1996. The aim of the Inquiry was to clarify the exact circumstances leading up to and surrounding the incident, and to provide recommendations to safeguard the public against the misuse of firearms and other issues raised by the investigation.

Key recommendations include improved school security; the certification of firearms; and the vetting and supervision of adults working with children.