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Prosecution guidance

Guidance for legal professionals about how COPFS makes prosecution decisions and how we work with partner organisations. Plus, guidelines for the police.

  1. Code of Practice: Disclosure of evidence in criminal proceedings

    This document gives guidance to prosecutors, Police Scotland, and other investigating agencies in relation to the disclosure of evidence in criminal proceedings

    Disclosure of evidence Published: 01 Jun 2011
  2. Disclosure manual

    The Disclosure Manual outlines the disclosure practice prosecution teams must follow in criminal cases in Scotland. View the web version here.

    Disclosure of evidence Published: 01 Dec 2014
  3. Disclosure of evidence: Guidance for specialist reporting agencies

    Read our guidance to specialist reporting agencies regarding the disclosure of evidence in criminal proceedings.

    Disclosure of evidence Published: 16 Dec 2011