It has been proposed that courts in Scotland should be open on Saturdays, primarily as a means of tackling alcohol-related crimes. Kenny MacAskill, chairing the Scottish Police Board, discussed the proposal at a recent consultation.
Herald ScotlandPolice Scotland confirm children as young as 15 have been strip-searchedHerald ScotlandStatutes in Scots law have different definitions of a child. A policing source said 16 and 17 year olds are adults by law unless on a supervision order. However, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as everyone […]
Scottish Daily RecordDanger dog scarred my girl for life in vicious attack but owner got off scot-freeScottish Daily RecordKristina was stunned when she was told no criminal or civil case could go ahead. She said: “The Crown said for anything else to happen, there has to be someone else present under Scots law. “And apparently […]
Not guilty versus not provenThe News InternationalUnder Scots law, a criminal trial may end in one of three verdicts: 'guilty', 'not guilty' or 'not proven'. The 'not proven' verdict is interpreted as the judge or jury saying that while there was insufficient evidence to convict the accused, he/she ...