Third Data Report on Police Use of Fixed Penalty Notices under the Coronavirus Regulations in Scotland: March to December 2020

Susan McVie, Ben Matthews

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

This is the third in a series of data reports on Police Scotland’s use of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) during the Coronavirus pandemic. Under the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations Scotland 2020, police officers were given the power to issue a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) to
any individual aged 16 or over who was thought to have committed an offence under the Regulations. This lower age limit was increased to 18 on 27th May 2020, bringing it in line with the definition of a child under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This report focuses on the FPNs issued by Police Scotland between 27th March 2020 (when the Regulations came into effect) and 31st December 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2021

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