Improving the criminal justice experience for sexual crime victims
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service and Rape Crisis Scotland to help improve the criminal justice system for sexual crime victims.
COPFS opening statement to the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry
COPFS are core participants in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.
Stronger powers to seize criminal gains
New powers to seize criminal gains are increasingly disruptive to serious organised crime, the Lord Advocate has said.
Protecting children from sexual offending
Too many of Scotland’s children and young people are subjected to, or engage in, sexual behaviours that require a criminal justice response.
Victims and children at heart of domestic abuse protocol
The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC and Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams today (Friday March 24th) launched a new Joint Protocol on Domestic Abuse.
Update: Investigation into RBS
An update on the investigation into RBS
Crown welcomes Sheriff’s call for review
The Crown welcomes Sheriff Beckett’s determination following the fatal accident inquiry into the tragic deaths of the six people who died when a bin lorry crashed in Glasgow city centre last year.
The Glasgow bin lorry crash - The decision not to prosecute the driver
Crown Counsel decided that the driver of the Glasgow City Council bin lorry which collided with and killed six people in Queen Street and George Square, Glasgow, should not be prosecuted.
Investigations by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner Under the Direction of the Crown
COPFS is the sole prosecuting authority in Scotland and, on behalf of the Lord Advocate, decides in every case whether there is sufficient evidence to prosecute.
Crown rules that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the Glasgow bin lorry incident
Crown Counsel have decided that a Fatal Accident Inquiry should be held into the causes of this tragedy to ensure that there can be a full public hearing of the facts of the case.