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Equality Outcomes Progress Report published

May 2019

The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) has published its latest report detailing progress made in mainstreaming equality across its service.

The report details progress against six equality outcomes which were published in April 2017. These outcomes were determined based on the roles and responsibilities of Scotland’s prosecution service and informed through consultation with equality groups.

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COPFS email addresses have changed

Mar 2019

COPFS email addresses have changed from 8 March 2019.
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Briefing Note on Appeals against Sentence

Feb 2019

In any criminal case, sentencing is entirely a matter for the sheriff or judge who has heard the case. It is for them, acting independently of any other person, to determine what sentence from among those legally available should be imposed and to explain the reasons for selecting a particular sentence.

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