Justice and Safety

  • Justice Secretary comments on homicide figures

    29th October 2019 by

      Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has responded to the publication of the latest official figures showing there were 60 cases of homicide in 2018-19 – the third lowest level since 1976. Mr Yousaf said: “While the number of homicides in Scotland is significantly lower than a decade ago – in line with the overall fall...

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  • Justice Secretary comments on homicide figures

    30th October 2018 by

    Commenting on today’s publication of Homicide in Scotland 2017-18, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf said: “While the number of homicides in Scotland has fallen this year and has reduced significantly over the last 10 years, one death is one too many. Behind these figures are grieving families and friends and my sincere sympathies go out to...

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  • Can we measure justice?

    17th October 2018 by

    Guest bloggers and researchers Sarah Armstrong, Beth Weaver and Trish McCulloch ask whether we can measure justice and how different people experience justice? How do people experience justice? How do people decide if justice is just? These questions are at the heart of a project launching today, carried out by researchers at Dundee, Glasgow and...

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  • The week in review

    30th June 2017 by

    Mr Matheson on tackling human trafficking

    Welcome to the final ‘Week in Review’ of this Parliamentary session.  As Parliament begins its summer recess we’ll being pausing our weekly round-up for a few months.  We’ll be back in September, but in the meantime here is some of the week just gone. British Transport Police Railway policing will come under the command of...

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  • The week in review

    31st March 2017 by

    Railway policing bill on track On Tuesday the Cabinet Secretary of Justice Michael Matheson and the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf gave evidence to the Justice Committee on the Government’s plans to integrate British Transport Police in Scotland into Police Scotland following the devolution of legislative responsibility for railway policing to the Scottish Parliament. Outlining to...

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  • The week in review

    24th February 2017 by

    A look back on developments across the justice and safer communities portfolio Violence reduction in hospitals Justice Secretary Michael Matheson visited Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Thursday night to meet the new Navigators operating out of the emergency department. Navigators support patients who have been the victims or perpetrators of violence to make the changes they...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : February 2017

    22nd February 2017 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the February edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page, drawing from recent research undertaken by...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : July 2016

    12th July 2016 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the July edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief.

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : June 2016

    29th June 2016 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the June edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief.

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  • Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services Monthly Brief – February 2016

    26th February 2016 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the February edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. The brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics in Scotland. It is published on a monthly basis and readers should feel confident...

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