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Prosecution Policy and Guidance

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Prosecution Policy and Guidance

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This document has been edited to remove information which is exempt under Section 35 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) 2002, i.e., where the publication would prejudice substantially the investigation or prosecution of crime. 


Chapter 1 - General, this section was withdrawn in September 2015

pdfChapter 2 - Investigation of Serious Crime.pdf533.12 KB

Chapter 3 - Case marking has been removed in its entirety

pdfChapter 4 - Precognition and Management Solemn Business290.66 KB

pdfChapter 5 - Productions89.01 KB

pdfChapter 6 - Solemn Procedure102.15 KB

pdfChapter 7 - Summary Procedure184.06 KB

pdfChapter 8 - Bail141.94 KB

pdfChapter 9 - Sentencing81 KB

pdfChapter 10 - Compensation by Offenders37.54 KB

pdfChapter 11 - Appeals768.9 KB

Chapter 12 - Deaths - Part 1- 4 - currently under review

pdfChapter 13 - Ultimus Haeres72.79 KB

pdfChapter 14 - Specialities of Jurisdiction163.64 KB

Chapter 15 - Mental Disorder, this section was withdrawn in April 2014

pdfChapter 16 - Children156.38 KB

pdfChapter 16 - Annex 4A 177.89 KB

pdfChapter 17 - Confidentiality Disclosure and Relations with the Media326.54 KB

Chapter 18 - Armed Forced. This section was withdrawn in May 2017.

pdfChapter 19 - Admin and Miscellaneous967.64 KB

pdfChapter 20 - Proceeds of Crime61.86 KB

pdfChapter 21 - Reporting to Crown Office (Revised 19 Oct 2016).pdf298.82 KB

Chapter 22 - Victims Next of Kin and Witnesses, this section was withdrawn in October 2013.

pdfChapter 23 - Plea Adjustment86.9 KB