Criminals undertaking community payback orders (CPOs) in the Scottish Borders have good relationships with staff but there are doubts about any benefits from the punishment, inspections have found.
Pressure mounts on Justice Secretary as another police chief is sent home and Clutha probe delay slated
MICHAEL MATHESON was under escalating pressure yesterday as a police chief was suspended and prosecutors were accused of failing victims.
Leader of agency launched to empty prisons calls for new ways to protect communities and transform lives
HELPING offenders build better lives will secure safer neighbour-hoods more effectively than jailing them for a few months at a time, according to the woman leading the Government’s drive for community justice.
A MAN who stole £15,000 from his severely disabled parents was spared jail – after they wrote to a sheriff begging him to show leniency.
WITNESSES could be sent text message alerts about delayed or cancelled trials in a bid to end the “stress and anxiety” placed on those giving evidence in court.
ANYONE with a shred of humanity will have been sickened by the murder of two-year-old Liam Fee.
POLICE ruled out releasing the dying Lockerbie bomber to his home near Glasgow – as his neighbour was former Scotland star Charlie Nicholas.
HUNDREDS of suspected criminals could be electronically tagged instead of locked up in jail under plans put forward by the Justice Secretary.
PRISON inspectors have raised concerns "from a human decency perspective" about the conditions women are held in at one of Scotland's largest sheriff courts.
THE brother of missing Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has welcomed a ruling halting a graveyard excavation.
VICTIMS of crime are not being properly supported by the Crown Prosecution Service, according to a watchdog.