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Posting Revenge Pornography to Become a Criminal Offence in Scotland

The Scottish Government plan to introduce legislation to tackle the practice of ‘revenge pornography’ – where a former partner posts explicit images of another online without their consent.

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Changes to criminal justice system

A raft of measures aimed at improving the criminal justice system have been outlined in the newly published Criminal Justice (Scotland) Bill.

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Car clamped for non-payment of ASBO fine

Last week a Glasgow car owner had his car clamped for failure to pay a police antisocial behaviour fixed penalty ticket, in the first case of its kind in Scotland.


Blueprint to reform criminal law

A major review of the Scottish criminal justice system has recently been published. The review considers the future of Scots law and practice following the UK Supreme Court's Cadder ruling last year, and the impact of recent legislation on criminal procedure.


Inquiry into EU's policy on criminal procedure

The House of Lords EU Justice and Institutions Sub-Committee has invited contributions to a new inquiry into EU criminal procedure.


Risk of crime falling

Fewer Scots are likely to become victims of crime, according to the largest survey of perceptions and experiences of crime carried out in Scotland.


Man pleads guilty to internet sectarianism

A man has been sentenced at Glasgow Sheriff Court to eight months imprisonment and handed a five year Football Banning Order after admitting posting offensive sectarian messages on a social networking site.

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