Fewer criminals will have to inform potential employers about their criminal past under new measures set to be introduced by Scottish ministers to help them in their rehabilitation.
The family of a man from Sierra Leone have demanded an inquiry into his death in police custody. The man died from suspected asphyxiation on the street of Kirkcaldy. At the time, he was getting detained by nine officers.
The Scottish justice secretary John Scott QC is to lead an inquiry into the Police use of stop and search in Scotland, which could lead to a total ban.
Police Scotland have been criticised in the Scottish Parliament for failing to disclose a crime report.
The group who were reviewing previous examples of high profile individuals accused stated that there should be a no tolerance policy on police officers leaking information.
An area of Edinburgh has been found to be the worst area for robberies in Scotland following analysis from over 2.7 million homes.