In the Media

New court powers target disorder

PUBLISHED April 4, 2005

Courts are to test new powers which will allow them to force offenders to perform unpaid work in the community to make amends for anti-social behaviour.

Community Reparation Orders can be imposed on those convicted of less serious crimes from Monday.
The orders, which will be trialled in Dundee, Inverness and Greenock, will force offenders to work between 10 and 100 hours for no pay.