Judges, sheriffs and victims of crime have to have confidence in community-based punishments for the presumption against short prison sentences to work, the Justice Secretary has said.
Legal reforms will see judges urged to consider community sentences over prison sentences of 12 months or less for vulnerable women.
Violent incidents in Scotland such as serious assault and attempted murder have dropped by more than a third in a decade, according to new analysis.
Mentor schemes to support convicts coming out of prison have been awarded £3.4 million by the Scottish Government.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has pledged to tackle “persistent violence” after it was revealed more than half of all violent crime in Scotland is suffered by repeat victims.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has told police officers he is listening to their calls for an exemption to the workplace parking levy.
Graduates from other professions will not be fast-tracked into Scotland’s police service at higher ranks like in England and Wales, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf will pledge today.
Scotland’s justice secretary has pledged to hold talks with a Dundee woman who was brutally battered by a convicted murderer on day release from jail.
Linda McDonald wants answers – and she wants the law changed to ensure that what happened to her cannot happen to anyone else.
‘Tele’s campaign has struck a chord’: Dundee MSP urges justice chiefs to let locals to have say on automatic jail terms for paedophiles
Shona Robison has met Scottish justice chiefs to discuss jailing people who commit sex crimes against children after the Tele called for those convicted of such offences to be locked up.
A Dundee politician is to quiz the Scottish Government on what can be done to tackle sexual offences involving children.
Scotland's new justice secretary has pledged to consider calls by the Tele to introduce mandatory jail sentences for those convicted of sex offences involving children.
Newly-appointed Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf, visited Dundee’s Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education on Monday.
Council chiefs are set to reject proposals to raise the age limit on free bus travel — as they call on ministers to protect local services.
The date when average speed cameras on the A90 north of Dundee will go live has been announced.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf plans to make an urgent statement to Parliament on Wednesday about plans to improve Scotland's railways.
The RMT union has called on the Scottish Government to set out an immediate timetable for Abellio to be stripped of its ScotRail franchise.
Scotland's Transport Minister has called for rail strikes to be suspended while talks take place, amid the prospect of a legal challenge to the industrial action.