An independent analysis, produced by Craigforth, of responses to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Equally Safe – Reforming the criminal law to address domestic violence and sexual offences.
The consultation follows on from the publication of Equally Safe: Scotland’s Strategy for Preventing and Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls in 201, which made an undertaking
to a 'whole systems' review of the approach taken to these issues within the justice system.
The consideration of the criminal law and criminal procedure raised a range of issues on which the Scottish Government sought views through this
consultation. The issues were grouped under the, following five themes: an offence of domestic abuse; non-consensual sharing of private, intimate
images; jury directions in sexual offences cases; court disposals available to protect a victim; and extra-territorial jurisdiction of Scots law on sexual offences.