A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has told MSPs he does not know when a new risk assessment tool to help determine if prisoners should be released on electronic tags will be ready.
The majority of Scotland’s prisons were at or beyond their maximum capacity last month, figures show.
Man charged with brandishing chainsaw at girlfriend in Dundee and ‘repeatedly’ threatening to kill her
A man is to stand trial accused of brandishing a chainsaw at his girlfriend in her Dundee home and “repeatedly” threatening to kill her.
Significant progress must be made in Scotland in an effort to tackle plastic pollution, an MSP has said.
Doubling on the spot fines for anti-social behaviour would help police deliver “swift justice” to low-level offenders, the Conservatives have said.
An expert group established to improve victims’ experiences of the Scottish justice system is meeting for the first time later on Wednesday.
An “alarming” proportion of British adults remain unclear about what constitutes rape, despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, a campaign group has said.
Scotland’s courts have only imposed one maximum five-year jail sentence for knife carrying in a year, new figures show.
Opposition politicians have joined forces to back the family of a murdered father of three who are seeking answers to “legitimate and series questions” surrounding his killing.
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.
New figures have revealed fewer community payback orders (CPOs) are being given to offenders in Dundee – but the measures are more effective than ever.
Residents who are set to have a new custody unit located just yards from theirhomes won’t receive compensation — because prison chiefs “expect” they’ll get on board with the project, the Tele can reveal.