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The Age of Criminal Responsibility in Scotland

A new piece of legislation has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament. If passed, the Age of Criminal Responsibility (Scotland) Bill will increase the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to twelve. 

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Current Penalties Insufficient to Deter Illegal Mobile Phone Use

The level of penalties imposed in the UK for illegally using mobile phones behind the wheel are amongst the highest in Europe, but still don’t seem to provide a sufficient deterrent, IAM RoadSmart has reported. 

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UK Improves Ranking on Corruption Index

Anti-corruption organisation Transparency International has published its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 180 countries on how corrupt a country’s public sector is viewed as. In the last year, the UK has apparently moved two places from 10th least corrupt in the world to joint 8th. 

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NCA Coordinates Operation Targeting Cyber Hacking Tool

Law enforcement authorities in the UK have taken a lead role in an international operation targeting cybercrime in the form of hacking. 

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Power of Arrest Changes Come into Force

Changes to the law governing the arrest and questioning of suspects came into effect on 25th January this year. 

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