SCOTTISH scientists are working with judges to improve confidence in forensic evidence being brought before the courts amid a growing crisis over techniques beloved of TV crime shows such as CSI.
SCOTLAND'S most senior judges have blocked a bid by an English barrister to argue a case in the country's highest civil court for the first time since its foundation in 1532.
SCOTTISH policewomen have launched a fight to get the same maternity rights as English colleagues amid concerns many female officers are dropping out of the force.
A major police effort has begun to prevent a Scottish "Rotherham-style" child sex exploitation scandal.
The Scottish Government has performed a u-turn on its flagship policy to abolish corroboration in criminal cases during the current parliament.
A killer who shot a police officer was freed from jail and within a weeks had stolen thousands from his girlfriend to fund a holiday to Blackpool.
The Scottish Government has u-turned on its plans to abolish corroboration in this parliament.
POLICE investigating a spate of housebreakings have increased the numbers of officers on patrol and have called on the force helicopter to help track down suspects.
POLICE Scotland has formally unveiled the country's first national specialist unit to tackle child abuse.
One of Scotland's most senior judges has come under fire from a leading lawyer for accusing his critics of having "transparent self-interest".
One of Scotland's most senior judges has attacked the UK Supreme Court as "relatively remote" and "far removed from the practical realities" of Scots Law.
A woman has suffered a "frightening" sex attack after getting in a car she thought was a taxi at Edinburgh's Greyfriars Bobby statue.
SCOTLAND is braced to carry out record extraditions as the UK finally gets access to Europe's list of wanted criminals.
A Scot has been detained on marijuana charges in Mexico.
A MOTHER charged with killing her five year-old son has been cleared after a judge accepted she was suffering from a mental disorder at the time.
A CONCERT pianist has walked free for a second time on charges of stalking the best-selling author Janice Galloway.