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Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. General principles

    1. 1.General principles

  3. Standards of service

    1. 2.Standards of service

    2. 3.Reports

  4. Rules: review of decision not to prosecute

    1. 4.Rules: review of decision not to prosecute

  5. Restorative justice

    1. 5.Restorative justice

  6. Disclosure of information

    1. 6.Disclosure of information about criminal proceedings

  7. Interviews

    1. 7.Interviews with children: guidance

    2. 8.Certain offences: victim's right to specify gender of interviewer

  8. Medical examinations

    1. 9.Certain medical examinations: gender of medical examiner

  9. Vulnerable witnesses

    1. 10.Vulnerable witnesses: main definitions

    2. 11.Child and deemed vulnerable witnesses

    3. 12.Child and deemed vulnerable witnesses: standard special measures

    4. 13.Objections to special measures: child and deemed vulnerable witnesses

    5. 14.Child witnesses

    6. 15.Reporting of proceedings involving children

    7. 16.Other vulnerable witnesses: assessment and application

    8. 17.Objections to special measures: other vulnerable witnesses

    9. 18.Review of arrangements for vulnerable witnesses

    10. 19.Temporary additional special measures

    11. 20.Special measures: closed courts

    12. 21.Power to prescribe further special measures

    13. 22.Vulnerable witnesses: civil proceedings

  10. Victim statements

    1. 23.Victim statements

  11. Sentencing

    1. 24.Duty to consider making compensation order

    2. 25.Restitution order

    3. 26.Victim surcharge

  12. Release of offender: victim's rights

    1. 27.Victim's right to receive information about release of offender etc.

    2. 28.Life prisoners: victim's right to make oral representations before release on licence

    3. 29.Temporary release: victim's right to make representations

  13. National Confidential Forum

    1. 30.National Confidential Forum

    2. 31.NCF: constitution and operation

  14. General

    1. 32.Interpretation

    2. 33.Ancillary provision

    3. 34.Commencement

    4. 35.Short title

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