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Publications

Printable resources by COPFS to support and advise those involved in a criminal case or death investigation.

  1. Information about Prosecution and Defence (Easy read)

    This guide provides information about Prosecution and Defence for people with a learning disability.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011
  2. Information about the police (Easy read)

    This guide provides information about the police for people with a learning disability.

    Easy read Published: 19 Apr 2011
  3. Police and prosecution recovery of sensitive personal records

    Victim Information and Advice (VIA) leaflet for witnesses who have been advised that access to their sensitive personal records is required as part of a case.

    Victims and witnesses Published: 29 Jun 2020
  4. Police or prosecution recovery of sensitive personal records (Easy read)

    An easy read booklet explaining why the police or prosecutor might need to see all or some of your personal records during a criminal case.

    Easy read Published: 12 Jan 2021
  5. Review of victim care in the justice sector in Scotland

    A Victim Review carried out by Dr Lesley Thomson QC which recommends ways in which the justice system could better serve victims of crime

    Victims and witnesses Published: 01 Jan 2017
  6. The Family Liaison Charter

    Read the charter for bereaved families which sets standards for the communication that COPFS will have with them.

    Death investigations Published: 01 Sep 2016
  7. Victims' Code for Scotland

    This Victims’ Code for Scotland clearly and simply sets out the rights of victims in one place.

    Victims and witnesses Published: 07 Nov 2018