The Government has rejected a watchdog’s call for an urgent inquiry to establish how one of Britain’s largest jails slipped into crisis.
Almost a fifth of prosecutors and four out of ten criminal defence lawyers have been the victim of violence as a result of their job, a new survey has found.
More support should be offered to those who represent themselves in court to ensure they get a fair trial, researchers have suggested.
The mother of a murder victim has said she hopes a planned support service will help other families avoid her “dreadful” experience of the justice system.
Mother-of-two Aysha Frade was sending a text message to her husband when she was mowed down by an SUV in the Westminster Bridge attack
The loss of the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) after Brexit poses a “serious risk” to the ability to bring suspected criminals back to Scotland to face justice, a Holyrood committee has been warned.
The family of a man who was bludgeoned to death in his own home were told of his killer’s temporary release from prison on the anniversary of his murder, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said.
Scotland’s reconviction rate has fallen to a 19-year low, official figures show.
Hiring more magistrates with criminal records would increase diversity and boost falling numbers, according to the chairman of the Magistrates Association.
The Justice Secretary has indicated a move to strengthen victims’ rights after meeting with the families of two murder victims.