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The week in review

23rd February 2018

This week’s round-up includes new measures to improve the management of offenders, the launch of Scottish Legal International, and two Ministers’ visit to Polmont to launch Year of  Young People within the prison service. Management of Offenders Bill New electronic monitoring technologies which can better protect victims of crime form part of the Management of Offenders Bill…

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The week in review

8th December 2017

This week’s round-up includes Ministers’ engagements on police recruitment, on media reporting of domestic abuse, and debating legislation to tackle offensive behaviour at football and threatening communications. New police recruits Justice Secretary Michael Matheson was at the Scottish Police College, Tulliallan to witness 222 new officers from Police Scotland and British Transport Police Scotland passing…

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The week in Review

24th November 2017

Cashback for Communities Justice Secretary Michael Matheson was welcomed to Hampden this week to hear about the positive impact the CashBack for Communities programme has had on young people across Scottish football. CashBack for Communities is a Scottish Government programme that takes funds recovered from the proceeds of crime and invests them into free activities…

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The week in review

4th November 2017

Cross-border co-operation in fighting crime, new powers to tackle human trafficking, and the work of Scotland’s prisons are among the issues in this week’s round-up from the Justice and Safer Communities portfolio. Europol Executive Director of Europol Rob Wainwright was in Edinburgh on Tuesday and caught up with Justice Secretary Michael Matheson and Brexit Minister…

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Homicide in Scotland 2016-17

10th October 2017

Commenting on today’s publication of Homicide in Scotland 2016-17, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said: “While we have seen large reductions in homicides over the past 10 years, every death represents a tragic loss of life, leaving friends and families grieving. “That is why we will maintain our efforts across justice and public services, through education…

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The week in review

29th September 2017

Domestic abuse legislation, fire service performance and new research into jury decision-making were among the issues on Ministers’ agenda this week. National Police Memorial Day We would like to take this opportunity to once again remember the police officers, including 273 in Scotland, who lost their lives on duty since 1812. On Sunday, Justice Secretary Michael…

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