New powers to seize criminal gains are increasingly disruptive to serious organised crime, the Lord Advocate has said.
Too many of Scotland’s children and young people are subjected to, or engage in, sexual behaviours that require a criminal justice response.
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.
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.