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Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Liberation by the police
Lord Advocate's guidelines to the police regarding the approach to be taken in connection with the liberation of offenders by Police Scotland.
Domestic abuse cases statement of prosecution policy
Statement of prosecution policy in domestic abuse cases and importance of ensuring support is available to enable victims to engage.
Forced marriage - joint guidance with Police Scotland
This guidance sets out the overarching policy on investigation, reporting and prosecution of offences of forced marriage or with a background of forced marriage
Offensive Weapons Statement of Prosecution Policy
Prosecution Policy in relation to relevant offences committed during the offensive weapons surrender campaign, between 1 July 2022 and 30 September 2022.
Lord Advocate's guidelines: Police and the media
Guidance on police communication with the media, possible contempt of court implications and guidance on giving statements to the media during an investigation.
Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Detention, treatment and questioning of persons under terrorism legislation
Guidance to police regarding extension of the period of detention/delayed access to solicitor/questioning a suspect post-charge, under the Terrorism Act 2006.
Lord Advocate's guidelines: Supply of naloxone during COVID-19 pandemic
Lord Advocate's guidelines to police providing a statement of prosecution policy in relation to the supply of naloxone during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.
Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Offences committed by children
Lord Advocate’s guidelines to police on the reporting to COPFS of offences alleged to have been committed by children.
The Prosecution Code sets out the criteria for decision making, the range of options available to COPFS prosecutors, and the values which underpin decisions.
Lord Advocate’s instructions: Non-prosecution of victims of human trafficking
Lord Advocate’s instructions for prosecutors when considering prosecution of victims of human trafficking and exploitation.