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Community Justice (Scotland) Act 2016

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(1)In section 1—

  • “bail conditions” means—

    (a)

    conditions imposed by courts in relation to grants of bail,

    (b)

    recognised EU supervision measures,

  • “community disposals” means—

    (a)

    requirements for people to be supervised under orders of courts made in exercise of their criminal jurisdiction by virtue of any enactment,

    (b)

    community payback orders imposed under section 227A or 227M of the 1995 Act,

    (c)

    supervision and treatment orders made under section 57(2)(d) of the 1995 Act,

  • “relevant general services” means services and support provided to people generally in relation to—

    (a)

    housing,

    (b)

    employment,

    (c)

    education,

    (d)

    children,

    (e)

    physical or mental health (including, in particular, alcohol and drug treatment services),

    (f)

    social welfare,

    (g)

    any other matter which does or may affect the likelihood of future offending by persons falling within section 1(3), (6) or (7),

  • “post-release control requirements” means requirements for persons, following release from imprisonment or detention in a penal institution in consequence of conviction of offences, to be under supervision—

    (a)

    under any enactment, or

    (b)

    by the terms of—

    (i)

    an order or licence of the Scottish Ministers, or

    (ii)

    a condition or requirement imposed in pursuance of any enactment,

  • “recognised EU supervision measure” means a measure imposed in another member State of the European Union which is recognised in Scotland (with or without adaptation) under Schedule 2 to the Mutual Recognition of Supervision Measures in the European Union (Scotland) Regulations 2014 (S.S.I. 2014/337).

(2)For the purposes of section 1(4)—

(a)an act punishable under the law in force in a country outside the United Kingdom constitutes an offence under that law however it is described in that law,

(b)a person is the subject of the making, in respect of an offence, of a relevant finding, if the person—

(i)is acquitted by reason of the special defence set out in section 51A of the 1995 Act,

(ii)is acquitted by reason of insanity,

(iii)is found by a court to be unfit for trial under section 53F of the 1995 Act but to have done the act or made the omission constituting the offence,

(iv)is found by a court to be under a disability but to have done the act or made the omission constituting the offence, or

(v)under the law of a country other than Scotland, is the subject of something which is equivalent to any of the things described in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iv),

(c)a person is given an alternative to prosecution in respect of an offence if the person—

(i)accepts, or is deemed to have accepted, a conditional offer in respect of the offence under section 302 of the 1995 Act,

(ii)accepts, or is deemed to have accepted, a compensation offer issued in respect of the offence under section 302A of the 1995 Act,

(iii)has a work order made against the person in respect of the offence under section 303ZA of the 1995 Act,

(iv)has accepted an offer made by the procurator fiscal in respect of the offence to undertake an activity or treatment or to receive services or do any other thing as an alternative to prosecution, or

(v)under the law of a country other than Scotland, is the subject of something which is equivalent to any of the things described in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iv).

(3)In this section, “the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

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