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.
Tayside's top cop has spoken about the rise in the number of so-called vigilante groups targeting alleged online paedophiles.
An expert on child sex offenders says he does not believe in jailing every single one – but agrees judges need to be tough on those physically harming 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.
A joiner from Dundee has been bailed after pleading guilty to sharing child abuse pics with online paedophiles.
Pressure is growing on the Scottish Government to “throw away the key” for people convicted of child pornography offences who “fuel an industry of child abuse”.
A self-styled vigilante who went to a paedophile’s door and filmed him in a bid to expose his crimes in a Facebook video that went viral was spared jail.
The UK’s lead police officer on child protection has said forces will “potentially” have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters.