criminal law

Managing risk : multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) and the housing of sex offenders in Scotland

Leaflet giving an introduction to the joint arrangements which have been put in place between responsible authorities (local authorities, Scottish Prison Service, police and health service) to assess and manage the risk to the public posed by sex offenders in Scotland. It also covers the housing of sex offenders in the community.

Race and hate crime prevention in Scotland (CJSW briefing paper 15)

Briefing paper discussing the subjects of current literature and theory on racially motivated and hate crimes, the legal response to crimes of race and hate and community responses to racially motivated crime and the implications for Scottish social policy.

Going ballistic : dealing with guns, gangs and knives

Report of a study which investigated the nature and extent of gun, gang and knife crime in England and Wales. It concludes that the nature of the threat from guns, gangs and knives is changing and recommends the UK Government change its approach to this issue in order to reduce the levels of gang violence.

Fitting the bill : local policing for the 21st century

Paper looking at whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing in England and arguing for a greater emphasis on partnership policing and neighbourhood policing.

Tough love : a critique of the Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Bill 2003

Pamphlet looking at the magnitude of domestic violence problems in England and Wales and what risks and benefits the proposals contained in the Domestic Violence, Crime & Victims Bill will present. It considers the dangers of introducing an inflexible system to deal with the wide range of domestic violence offences and offers a different, more flexible approach.

Tayside's annual report on high risk offenders

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Tayside area.

Glasgow MAPPA annual report

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Glasgow area.

MAPPA annual report (Lanarkshire) 2007/08

Annual report of MAPPA for the assessment and management of the risk posed by certain sexual and violent offenders in the Lanarkshire area.

Scottish Courts website

This site provides an access point to information relating to all civil and criminal courts within Scotland, including the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary, the Sheriff Courts and a number of other courts, commissions and tribunals as well the District Courts.

The information includes location details, contact numbers, advice and details of recent significant judgements. The site also provides information about some parts of the Scottish Executive Justice Department.