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  1. Prosecution Code

    The Prosecution Code sets out the criteria for decision making, the range of options available to COPFS prosecutors, and the values which underpin decisions.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 14 Jul 2023
  2. Older Persons Policy

    COPFS policy on dealing with crimes against older people who are victims and witnesses who have reached UK state pension age.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 19 Jun 2023
  3. Joint domestic abuse protocol

    Read the agreed joint protocol between Police Scotland and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service in cases involving domestic abuse.

    Agreement Last updated 12 Jun 2023
  4. Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Liberation by the police

    Lord Advocate's guidelines to the police regarding the approach to be taken in connection with the liberation of offenders by Police Scotland.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 14 Dec 2022
  5. Domestic abuse cases statement of prosecution policy

    Statement of prosecution policy in domestic abuse cases and importance of ensuring support is available to enable victims to engage.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 23 Sep 2022
  6. Forced marriage - joint guidance with Police Scotland

    This guidance sets out the overarching policy on investigation, reporting and prosecution of offences of forced marriage or with a background of forced marriage

    Prosecution policy Last updated 07 Sep 2022
  7. Offensive Weapons Statement of Prosecution Policy

    Prosecution Policy in relation to relevant offences committed during the offensive weapons surrender campaign, between 1 July 2022 and 30 September 2022.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 28 Jun 2022
  8. Lord Advocate's guidelines: Police and the media

    Guidance on police communication with the media, possible contempt of court implications and guidance on giving statements to the media during an investigation.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 17 May 2022
  9. Lord Advocate’s guidelines: Detention, treatment and questioning of persons under terrorism legislation

    Guidance to police regarding extension of the period of detention/delayed access to solicitor/questioning a suspect post-charge, under the Terrorism Act 2006.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 13 May 2022
  10. Lord Advocate's guidelines: Supply of naloxone during COVID-19 pandemic

    Lord Advocate's guidelines to police providing a statement of prosecution policy in relation to the supply of naloxone during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

    Prosecution policy Last updated 11 Jan 2022