In the Media

Crown to offer case explanations

PUBLISHED February 11, 2005

Criminal victims will in future be given an explanation by the Crown Office if it decides not to pursue a criminal prosecution.

Lord Advocate Colin Boyd claimed the move will help combat the "secretive" perception of the legal system.
Reasons will be given every time a decision is taken not to proceed, drop or accept a plea in a case.
They will not be given where a public interest has to be protected or where confidential information is involved.