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International Cooperation in Tackling Serious Crime

The importance for Scotland of continued international cooperation in crime prevention and detection post-Brexit was recently highlighted by the Executive Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, during a visit to Scotland.

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Dangerous Drivers Could Face Life Sentences

The UK Government has announced its intention to introduce tougher penalties for drivers who cause death through dangerous or careless driving.

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Legislative Changes Assist in the Recovery of Criminal Assets

It is now easier to seize money, assets and property from serious criminals thanks to recent changes to the law, the Lord Advocate, James Wolffe QC, has said. Additional new powers due to come into effect in January will further assist in this process.

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Intellectual Property Crime and Digital Piracy

Intellectual Property crime has come under the spotlight recently, with Europol holding an international conference to look at emerging crime trends and recent innovations in enforcement strategies.
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Reducing Re-offending in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced that it intends to extend a presumption against short prison sentences and encourage greater use of more effective community sentences to help reduce incidences of re-offending. However, it says that short jail terms should still be imposed when they are the only suitable option.

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