Contact the Judicial Office for enquiries about sentencing statements or judges.
Phone: 0131 240 6707
Police Scotland was formally established on 1 April 2013. It has 14 local policing divisions, each headed by a local Police Commander. Each division includes response officers, community officers, local crime investigation, road policing, public protection and local intelligence.
Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service
Scottish Government Justice and the Law
This website provides information on reporting crime, going to court, legal processes and victim and witness support.
Scottish Prison Service
The Scottish Prison Service can provide information relating to prison incidents and how prisons are run. It also provides information to victims on when offenders will be released from prison through the Victim Notification Scheme. Victims must join the scheme.
Phone: 0131 330 3500
Sentencing Council for England and Wales
The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has similar aims as the Scottish Sentencing Council. It issues sentencing guidelines and works to promote greater transparency and consistency in sentencing.
Phone: 020 70715793
The Judicial Office publishes sentencing statements that are made available by judges. A sentencing statement is delivered by the judge in court at the time a sentence is imposed upon an offender. Judges may decide to publish sentencing statements in cases where there is public interest or where the sentence may be complicated or controversial.
Victims' Code for Scotland
Victims of crime have rights by law. The Victims' Code for Scotland sets out these rights and who to contact for help and advice.