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Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

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3The Risk Management AuthorityS

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(1)There is established an authority (to be known as the “Risk Management Authority”) whose functions under this Act and any other enactment are to be exercised for the purpose of ensuring the effective assessment and minimisation of risk.

(2)For the purposes of subsection (1) and sections 4 to 6, “risk” means, as regards—

(a)a person convicted of an offence; or

(b)a person who is subject to a disposal under section 57 (disposal of case where accused found to be insane) of the 1995 Act,

the risk the person’s being at liberty presents to the safety of the public at large.

(3)Schedule 2 has effect with respect to the Authority.

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