Scottish justice reforms come into force
- 13 December 2010
- From the section Scotland
Wide-ranging justice reforms, including making stalking a criminal offence, have come into force in Scotland.
The Criminal Justice and Licensing Act, also brings in a series of measures to tackle organised crime.
These include punishments for the use of mobile phones in prison.
Other measures in the bill, including a presumption against prison sentences of three months or less, are coming into force at a later date.
As is a move to raise the age at which a child can be prosecuted in an adult court from eight to 12.