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Annual Report: Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland 2010-2011

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5. Completed Work

This report covers the period of one year to the end of May 2011.

During this period a further three thematic reports were completed and published.

The first of these was a joint thematic report (in conjunction with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (Scotland)) on the treatment of victims in the criminal justice system. It is intended to publish four of these joint thematics, the final report being devoted to the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences including in particular the operation of the new law on rape (the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009). This is detailed in Annex A.

The second thematic was a review of Learning and Development in Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service including the operation of the new Scottish Prosecution College in Glasgow. This is detailed in Annex B.

The third was on the topic of Community Engagement. This was a topic promoted by your predecessor as Lord Advocate and is detailed in Annex C.