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New reform calls for vulnerable women to face community sentences over prison

New legislation changes will encourage judges to consider community-based alternatives rather than a prison sentence of a year or less for vulnerable women.

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Architect who embezzled money from charity must repay £1.5 million

This week, a hearing at Edinburgh Sheriff court heard prosecutors plan to use the proceeds of crime legislation to recover £1,590,512.69 from a retired architect who embezzled hundreds of thousands of pounds from a charity.

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Rising number of violent crimes in Scotland

The number of recorded violent crimes has risen by 10 per cent, according to new figures from Police Scotland. The force said it detected 4,817 more offences in 2018-19 compared to 2017-18; the equivalent of 90 extra crimes a week.

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Former SNP MP embezzled more than £25,000

Natalie McGarry admitted two charges of embezzlement from her party and a pro-independence organisation when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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Psychological domestic abuse is now a crime under 'groundbreaking' new law

As of 1 April 2019, new legislation has come into force that criminalises psychological domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour.

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