The Government has rejected a watchdog’s call for an urgent inquiry to establish how one of Britain’s largest jails slipped into crisis.
Almost a fifth of prosecutors and four out of ten criminal defence lawyers have been the victim of violence as a result of their job, a new survey has found.
More support should be offered to those who represent themselves in court to ensure they get a fair trial, researchers have suggested.
The mother of a murder victim has said she hopes a planned support service will help other families avoid her “dreadful” experience of the justice system.
Mother-of-two Aysha Frade was sending a text message to her husband when she was mowed down by an SUV in the Westminster Bridge attack
The loss of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) after Brexit poses a “serious risk” to the ability to bring suspected criminals back to Scotland to face justice, a Holyrood committee has been warned.
The family of a man who was bludgeoned to death in his own home were told of his killer’s temporary release from prison on the anniversary of his murder, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said.
Scotland’s reconviction rate has fallen to a 19-year low, official figures show.
Hiring more magistrates with criminal records would increase diversity and boost falling numbers, according to the chairman of the Magistrates Association.
The Justice Secretary has indicated a move to strengthen victims’ rights after meeting with the families of two murder victims.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has pledged to look at how victims’ rights could be strengthened after meeting the family of a teenage girl who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend.
The family of a murdered teenager are to meet with the Justice Secretary to discuss their campaign to strengthen the rights of victims of crime.
The father of a murdered teenager has called for the justice system to be reformed after learning her killer could get out of jail before his 12-year minimum sentence is up.
Scottish campaigners were yesterday shocked after an attempt to make upskirting a criminal offence in England and Wales was unexpectedly blocked.
A retired banker has called for public inquiry into an alleged fraud against RBS shareholders who won compensation.
The owner of a pet gecko that was shredded in a blender in a “chillingly evil” act has backed calls for much longer prison sentences for animal cruelty crimes.
Cross-party consensus against prison sentences of less than a year is growing, with Scottish Lib Dems and Labour backing alternatives to custody.
Groundwork will get under way today for the creation of Scotland's first purpose-built justice centre in Inverness.
An investment bonanza agreed yesterday has promised to create hundreds of north jobs and deliver a massive boost to the economy.
Prison bosses have been accused of locking young offenders out of the north-east and abandoning an entire wing of a £140million superjail.
Inverness residents yesterday gave an overwhelming thumbs-up to a new courts complex that will unlock Inverness Castle to tourists.
Councillors have delivered a provisional verdict on plans for a new justice centre for Inverness that will ultimately provide the keys to free the city's castle from court duty to become a fully fledged tourist magnet.
An Edinburgh-based architect has won a contract for designing the new £23million justice centre for Inverness.
A proposed site for Inverness's new justice centre has been earmarked.
The tough-talking new boss of the north-east's "superjail" says his prison is back on track after a catalogue of early failures.
Inspectors have raised concerns about the medical care available to inmates at HMP Grampian.
A multimillion-pound justice centre promised for Inverness can still be delivered on time, according to the local MP.
A trio of inmates from a north-east superjail were allowed to visit family and friends for Christmas as part of a rehabilitation programme.