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  1. 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.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 15 Jul 2024
  2. Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Offences aggravated or motivated by prejudice

    Lord Advocate's guidelines on offences aggravated or motivated by prejudice. These guidelines relate to offences that took place on or after 1 April 2024.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 01 Apr 2024
  3. 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.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 15 Jan 2024
  4. Decision making in cases of child accused

    Agreement between COPFS and Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) regarding decision making in cases of children jointly reported to COPFS and SCRA

    Prosecution policy Last updated 29 Sep 2023
  5. Prosecution Code

    The Prosecution Code sets out the criteria for decision making, the range of options available to COPFS prosecutors, and the values which underpin decisions.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 14 Jul 2023
  6. Older Persons Policy

    COPFS policy on dealing with crimes against older people who are victims and witnesses who have reached UK state pension age.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 19 Jun 2023
  7. Joint domestic abuse protocol

    Read the agreed joint protocol between Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in cases involving domestic abuse.

    Agreement Last updated 12 Jun 2023
  8. 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.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 23 Sep 2022
  9. 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

    Prosecution policy Last updated 07 Sep 2022
  10. 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.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 28 Jun 2022