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Epilepsy Scotland: 'Epilepsy and the Law' DVD

This training DVD is aimed at all professionals working in the law sector. Made by Epilepsy Scotland, in partnership with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service and Police Scotland this DVD clearly explains the issues for people with epilepsy including examples of post-seizure behaviour commonly mistaken for drunk or disorderly conduct Features include interviews with key experts and reconstructed examples with professional actors.

This DVD is invaluable CPD for police, lawyers and any professional who regularly comes into contact with people who may be wrongly thought to be drunk and disorderly - but may actually be having a seizure or in a post-seizure state.

The insightful DVD can be purchased from the Epilepsy Scotland online shop.

Glasgow Community Justice Authority

GCJA information on alternatives to prosecution, remand and custody: A Summary of Community Options 

Inspectorate of Prosecution: Time Bar Report

COPFS welcomes the findings of the Inspectorate of Prosecution's report on time bars, and in particular we note their finding that COPFS manages the complexity of timebars very well. We also accept all of the report recommendations, some of which have already been implemented, which will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our work.

We will continue to adapt to change, adopting new approaches in our work and implementing solutions for the future to ensure that COPFS can continue to secure justice for the people of Scotland.
The full report can be read here: http://www.gov.scot/about/public-bodies/ipis/reps
 

New College Lanarkshire: ‘A guide to Scots Law’

Practical, sensible advice on Scotland’s laws for those coming to live in the country for the first time.

An English version of this guide is available here.

The guide is also available in 10 more languages, including:

Police Investigations & Review Commissioner

Police Scotland