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The Victim Statements (Prescribed Offences) (Scotland) Order 2003

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SCHEDULEOffence prescribed for the purposes of section 14(2) of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003

Non-sexual crimes of violence

1.  Murder.

2.  Culpable homicide.

3.  Abduction.

4.  Assault.

5.  Cruel and unnatural treatment.

6.  An offence under section 12 of the Children and Young Person’s (Scotland) Act 1937 (c. 37) (cruelty to persons under 16).

7.  An offence under section 41(1)(a) of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967 (c. 77) (assault on constables, etc) but only in respect of an assault on a constable.

Sexual Crimes of violence and indecent crimes

8.  Rape.

9.  Sodomy.

10.  Abduction of a woman or girl with intent to rape.

11.  Assault with intent to rape or ravish.

12.  Indecent assault.

13.  Lewd, indecent or libidinous behaviour or practices.

14.  An offence under section 106(1)(a) or 107 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984 (c. 36) (unlawful sexual intercourse with mentally handicapped female or with patient).

15.  An offence under any of the following provisions of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 39):–

(a)sections 1 to 3 (incest and related offences);

(b)section 5 (unlawful sexual intercourse with girl under 16);

(c)section 6 (indecent behaviour towards girl between 12 and 16);

(d)section 7(2) and (3) (procuring);

(e)section 8 (abduction and unlawful detention);

(f)section 10 (seduction, prostitution, etc. of girl under 16);

(g)section 13(5)(b) or (c) (homosexual offences).

16.  An offence under section 3 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 2000 (c. 44) (abuse of position of trust).

17.  Any offence where there was a significant sexual aspect to the offender’s behaviour in committing the offence.

Housebreaking etc

18.  Theft by housebreaking.

Racially motivated crimes

19.  An offence under section 50A of the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995 (racially-aggravated harassment).

20.  An offence under section 96 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 (c. 37) (offences racially aggravated).

Road Traffic

21.  An offence under section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1998 (c. 52) (causing death by dangerous driving).

22.  An offence under section 3A of that Act (causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs).

Other

23.  Fireraising.

Inchoate offences

24.  An offence of conspiring or inciting the commission of an offence specified in this Schedule.

25.  An offence of aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring the commission of such an offence.

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