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Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for those due to attend court

Jun 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to have a significant impact on the Scottish criminal justice system.  COPFS is working closely with justice partners and with Scottish Government on measures which will support the fair and effective administration of justice whilst respecting the public health guidance which has been issued.  

Following government advice to continue to limit social contact as we move through the phases of the Scottish Government’s route map for moving out of lockdown, we have issued the following guidelines.

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Hate Crime in Scotland, 2019-20

Jun 2020

An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

A report on Hate Crime in Scotland 2019-20 was published today. This brings together figures on race crime, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. 

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COPFS revises sensitive personal records policy

Jun 2020

THE Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service has revised its internal policy on the recovery of sensitive personal records of rape victims for use as evidence. Read more ...

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