The Scottish Sentencing Council believes that a guideline will increase public knowledge and confidence by explaining the process involved in sentencing a young person, and increase understanding of the factors which are taken into account when sentencing young people under 25.
Karen Martin on the challenges of the Scottish Mental Health Law Review
Scotland is on course to become the first part of the UK to create a legally-recognised third gender for people who do not identify as either male or female, after the plans were backed by the public.
The Scottish Government have launched a new consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation, following Lord Bracadale's recommendations from his review of legislation. It looks to gather your views on consolidating all legislation and expanding statuatory aggravations. Throughout the consultation there will be a number of public events providing an opportunity for communities to come together … Continue reading Consultation on Scottish Hate Crime Legislation