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Ahead of a new bill which criminalises psychological domestic abuse, all judicial office holders in Scotland are to receive specific training that will focus on knowledge and understanding of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018.
The sister of an electrician who was killed in an incident deemed preventable at work, has supported a bid to reform the laws surrounding Culpable Homicide. Louise Taggart, brother of Michael Adamson who was killed in 2005, shares his case in the hope it will serve as a deterrent for employers.
The Sheriff Appeal Court rejected an appeal from a man who was given a community payback order after threatening to share intimate images of his ex-partner with her children. The appellants claim that the ‘revenge porn’, as it was coined, was not abusive and was dismissed by the court.
In 2008, Wendy Graham was sentenced to life imprisonment for stabbing her abusive partner, Mark Thompson, multiple times. However, the Domestic Abuse victim claimed she was the victim of a miscarriage of justice after being found guilty.
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