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The Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2001

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8.  In dealing with a case of a person, the Board may take into account any matter which it considers to be relevant, including, but without prejudice to the foregoing generality, any of the following matters:–

(a)the nature and circumstances of any offence of which that person has been convicted or found guilty by a court;

(b)that person’s conduct since the date of his or her current sentence or sentences;

(c)the risk of that person committing any offence or causing harm to any other person if he or she were to be released on licence, remain on licence or be re released on licence as the case may be; and

(d)what that person intends to do if he or she were to be released on licence, remain on licence or be re released on licence, as the case may be, and the likelihood of that person fulfilling those intentions.

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