Tag Archives: Scotland

Police Scotland finance concerns

Scotland’s auditor general has reported poor financial management in the national police for the 3rd year in a row and forecasts a significant funding gap in coming years, according to this article. Critics say the report contradicts claims that the 2013 … Continue reading

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National vs. local still an issue in Scotland

According to this article, political leaders and activists in Scotland are still at odds over whether the unification of regional forces into one national police in 2013 has resulted in better service with more accountability. One main concern is whether … Continue reading

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Fewer women commanders in Police Scotland

This article reports a drop in the number of women occupying senior positions in Police Scotland. Recently there were no female applicants for two assistant chief constable positions currently held by women who are retiring. Some believe that the merger … Continue reading

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Police Scotland debate continues

This opinion column discusses several recent police incidents in Scotland now in the public eye. The underlying debate is whether the amalgamation of the country’s regional forces into one national force has been beneficial or not.

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Policing in Scotland

A special issue of the journal Scottish Justice Matters is devoted to recent changes and developments in policing in Scotland. It is available here.

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(Only) crime of the century

This article reports the theft of several hand-knitted caps from the community shop on the Scottish Island of Canna. In response to the first theft on the island in about 50 years, they are considering locking the shop when it … Continue reading

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Scottish aid in Sri Lanka criticized

This article reports the likely extension of a contract by which the Scottish Police College provides training to police in Sri Lanka. Human rights activists allege ongoing police abuses in Sri Lanka and criticize Scottish authorities for failing to insist … Continue reading

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