A former City trader behind a £1.4 billion banking fraud has been deported to Ghana despite a campaign to keep him in the UK.
Police Scotland bosses have been accused of having “inappropriately recorded” allegations made against officers.
Police Scotland bosses have been accused of having “inappropriately recorded” allegations made by the public, MSPs were told, including a rape claim that was recorded as an “incivility”.
An allegation of rape against a police officer was “inappropriately recorded” as an “incivility” instead of a crime, MSPs were told.
Plans have been announced for a new £950,000 centre to enable children and vulnerable adults to give evidence without attending court.
Offenders convicted of crimes involving violence or knives will generally no longer be able to serve part of their sentence at home on an electronic tag curfew.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf will make a statement to MSPs on the use of electronic tagging to monitor offenders in the community.
Scotland’s prosecution service will have its highest level of staff ever if a £3.6 million funding boost brings in expected numbers of recruits, MSPs have heard.
A new campaign has been launched in a bid to boost awareness of how non-custodial sentences can help reduce crime.
Former City trader Kweku Adoboli, who gambled away £1.4 billion in the UK’s biggest banking fraud, has been bailed from detention pending a decision over his deportation.
Critics have slammed a controversial decision to close Scottish courts after it emerged just five of the buildings have been sold off in the years since.
Remanding alleged criminals in custody before trial is costing £55 million a year, MSPs have heard.
Increased use of alternatives to civil courts has been backed by a Holyrood committee.
Recorded sexual crime was up 13% last year, following new legislation outlawing acts such as circulating intimate photographs.
Police Scotland has made savings of £330 million in its first five years – but bosses at the national force have accepted that “sometimes our service has not met expectations”.
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.
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.