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Revitalising Justice - Proposals To Modernise And Improve The Criminal Justice System



We will introduce the Criminal Justice and Licensing Bill into the Scottish Parliament in early 2009 and the proposals featured in this document will be included in the legislation. It is possible that other measures may also be identified as suitable for inclusion in the Bill in the coming months and therefore this document should not be viewed as the definitive list of measures to be contained in the Criminal Justice and Licensing Bill.

This document is intended to set out our plans for legislation. Although not a formal consultation, should you wish to offer any views on the proposals contained within this document, please use the following contact details:

By email (the preferred method of getting in touch) -


By post -

Jim Wilson
Scottish Government
Criminal Law and Licensing Division
Room GW.15
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

By phone -

0131 244 7050

If you would like any further information in relation to any of the measures contained within this document, please also use the contact details above.