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Reform of Scots Law Regulations on Football Hooliganism

SNP ministers have recommended clubs adopt ‘strict liability’ measures in order to prevent a repeat of the violent scenes witnessed at last month's Scottish Cup Final. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson claims that football club chairmen have been reluctant to adopt tough measures to address the problems of hooliganism, and that if they are not willing to address these issues, then legislation will be enacted to ensure clubs are held accountable for their supporters’ actions.

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Reports Provide Insight into Crime Levels in Scotland

Recently published figures by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have revealed that overall incidents of hate crime rose slightly in Scotland during 2015-16 compared to the previous year.

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Law Society Calls for Clarity on Domestic Abuse Law – What Amounts to Domestic Abuse?

The Law Society of Scotland has called for clarity on the proposals for new domestic abuse law in order to assist those affected by physical or psychological abuse, or allegations of abuse.

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Surprising Statistics Reveal Most Crime in Scotland is Property Related

With Glasgow being heralded as the ‘knife crime capital of Europe’ alongside various other violent accolades, many people will be surprised to discover that most of Scotland’s crimes are actually property related.

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More than Half of Scottish Crimes Unreported

A new survey has shown that more than 50% of all crimes in Scotland are not reported to the police

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