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Prosecution Policy and Guidance

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Prosecution Policy and Guidance

Book of  Regulations

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Chapter 1 - General: This section withdrawn (September 2015)

pdfChapter 2 - Investigation of Serious Crime533.12 KB

Chapter 3 - Case marking: This section withdrawn

Chapter 4 - Precognition and Management Solemn Business

Chapter 5 - Productions

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 Offenders: Currently under review

pdfChapter 11 - Appeals768.9 KB

Chapter 12 - Deaths: This section withdrawn

pdfChapter 13 - Ultimus Haeres72.79 KB

pdfChapter 14 - Specialities of Jurisdiction163.64 KB

Chapter 15 - Mental Disorder: This section withdrawn (April 2014)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Chapter 18 - Armed Forced: This section withdrawn (May 2017)

pdfChapter 19 - Admin and Miscellaneous967.64 KB

pdfChapter 20 - Proceeds of Crime61.86 KB

pdfChapter 21 - Reporting to Crown Office (September 2018)

Chapter 22 - Victims Next of Kin and Witnesses: This section withdrawn (October 2013)

pdfChapter 23 - Plea Adjustment86.9 KB