Sex Offender Community Notification in Scotland

Published: December 2009

This briefing reviews some of the recent developments relating to the management of registered sex offenders in Scotland. It focuses on processes of information sharing between responsible authorities and third parties, deemed necessary as part of an overall risk management strategy. It then explores the Community Notification Pilot which has the potential to extend and enhance these processes and in so doing may provide greater public reassurance, build public confidence, increase public involvement in the protection of children, and generate increased intelligence relating to registered sex offenders.


Authors / Editors

Prof Beth Weaver

University of Strathclyde

Research Themes

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Process and Institutions